“Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
– Henry Ford
1. ESCO Institute and HVAC ExcellenceESCO Institute’s online store provides several resources for HVAC technicians looking to complete certification or sharpen their skills through training manuals, powerpoints, reference guides and more. HVAC Excellence, an affiliate of ESCO, is a non profit organization that provides accredited certifications from the high school level to the master levels. NATE is the world’s largest non-profit certification organization for HVAC technicians. It’s the only technician certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the HVACR industry. NATE is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and offers local testing and resources to HVAC technicians in the area.
3. HVAC EdHVAC Ed is a great place to find information on HVAC vocational and trade programs, schools and colleges. Easily type your zip code into their program locator to identify schools near you. If you’re looking for a job in the industry, HVAC Ed can link you with resources to help you match with a possible employer. HVAC Ed is also a good place for seasoned professionals to check regularly for updates and changes on laws and regulations. Interesting facts about HVAC professionals are also included on the website’s homepage.
6. ACHR NewsACHR News is full of great resources including a magazine, news stories relevant to the ACHR industry, videos, podcasts, ebooks and much more. According to the site, BNP Media is one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies serving industry professionals across 50+ industries through magazines, custom media, e-newsletters, website conferences, events and market research.
So whether you’re a hungry first-timer or a seasoned professional, these resources may be very valuable to you. Let us know what you think in the comments!
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