Shurtape Launches Year Five of Mission: HVAC, Educating for Success Program

It’s no secret that the HVAC industry – like many trades – is facing a deficit of skilled workers. The field requires a wealth of knowledge of all things HVAC and proper training can be difficult to find – and costly. That’s why Shurtape, a Hickory, N.C.- based manufacturer and marketer of pressure-sensitive tapes, introduced its Mission: HVAC, Educating for Success program in 2015 – with the goal of arming students with the money and… Read More

Closing the Gap: Investing in the Future of the HVAC Trade

By Lisa Zierfuss It’s evident everywhere – in the headlines, in schools, and especially in businesses: The skilled trades gap is taking a toll on HVAC and other industries. By 2020, an estimated 31 million* skilled trades positions will be left vacant by Baby Boomers retiring and not enough new trade-educated technicians with the skills needed to take their place. With this major shortage looming within the near future, it’s critical for businesses and educators… Read More
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