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Minneapolis Community & Technical College Students Benefit from Industry Partnerships

Minneapolis Community & Technical College in Minneapolis, MN has some COOL equipment to train on, thanks to its industry partnerships. When industry organizations i.e. colleges, labor, employers unite to improve training, everyone benefits. Sporlan, Hill/Phoenix, ZeroZone (Ramsey, MN), Southtown Mechanical & Refrigeration, Minneapolis Pipefitters Local 539, St. Cloud Refrigeration, and the 85+ HVACR students at Minneapolis Community & Technical College are working together to improve supermarket refrigeration training. The HVACR program at Minneapolis College recently… Read More

HVAC Excellence Announces Terrific News for HVAC Students

HVAC Excellence and the United Association entered into an Industry/Education articulation agreement. This should be exciting news for students enrolled in programs accredited by HVAC Excellence. Howard Weiss (left), Executive Vice President of HVAC Excellence, with James Pavesic, Director of Education and Training, United Association. Photo courtesy of Dean Battaglia, United Association. Why? Students will earn credit for what they have learned in school, saving them time in completing apprenticeship training. Students… Read More

National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference Keynote Announced

HVAC Excellence is pleased to announce James Morante from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s office will present the keynote presentation for the 2020 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference. It is no secret that there is a personnel shortage in HVACR industry. This shortage affects everyone working in the industry, no matter what role they play. Whether you are a manufacturer, contractor, or other industry professional, you… Read More

HVACR Programmatic Accreditation Turns Twenty

Twenty years, programmatic accreditation of HVACR educational programs began in the United States. In the late 1990’s technology was rapidly changing and many schools and school systems worried that their technology programs may not be keeping up with all of the advances. One of these systems, the Tennessee Board of Regents wanted to verify they were preparing their students to be competitive in the workplace. To accomplish this, they mandated that all career and… Read More

HVAC Excellence Call for Presenters

HVAC Excellence announces it Call for Presenters for the 2020 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference,being held March 23-25, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV. Subject matter experts are invited to submit a presentation proposal that helps HVACR instructors become more effective instructors. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Manufacturer Training Teaching Techniques / Delivery Methodologies Emerging Technologies Refrigeration and Refrigerants Effects of Installation and Equipment Operation Recruitment, Placement… Read More

Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center Granted Accreditation

Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania has been granted accreditation of their Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program, by HVAC Excellence. The HVACR industry is one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States, featuring careers that cannot be exported or automated. It is also an industry undergoing tremendous change through technological advancements. To make certain that the HVACR program is keeping aligned with these changes,… Read More