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HVAC Training – Education and Training for Success

What is HVAC and HVAC Training?
The “Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning-Refrigeration” (HVAC R) industry manages indoor environments. HVAC training provides technicians with the ability to design, service, and install comfort systems – heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration – that our society depends on year around. The HVAC industry is a $150 billion a year business that employs many people and more skilled people are needed to fill the increasing demand. Experts with HVAC training work with issues that affect our environment such as indoor air quality and protecting the earth’s ozone layer through refrigerant recovery.

Where Do Professional with HVAC Training Work?

o Sports arenas

o Shopping malls

o Theaters

o Office and apartment buildings

o Private homes

o Factories

o Grocery stores

o Industrial plants

o Hospitals

o Homes

Technical Jobs Are the Fastest Growing Segment of the Economy

Jobs in the $150 billion a year HVACR industry are predicted to increase throughout the end of this decade and throughout the twenty-first century, as demand grows for new industrial, commercial, and residential climate control systems. To maintain or replace older comfort systems, additional new jobs will be created.

Specialists with HVAC training receive well-paying jobs, ranging from a $29,500 salary for beginning HVAC technicians with a two-year HVAC Training Associates Degree to a $40,000 salary for B.S. Graduates with a four-year HVAC technical degree. Sales and business jobs for HVAC trained professionals offer similar compensation.

Why Is HVAC Important In Our Daily Lives?

o In the home people depend on air conditioning and heating to keep comfortable.

o Electronic and computer manufacturers need cool, clean, and very dry air for their products.

o Hospitals, day care centers, and community centers depend on HVAC equipment to maintain comfortable temperatures and good air quality.

o Research labs, medical manufacturers and food preparation companies need HVAC equipment to ensure that their products are pure and safe.

o Farmers, livestock shippers, and fruit growers rely on refrigerated trucks, warehouses, and display cases to keep their products fresh.

o Printers use high-speed, multicolor printing equipment that requires strict humidity control to ensure product quality.

HVAC Training Information

To get started in the HVAC field, you should enroll in the following courses in high school:

o Computer Applications

o CAD – Computer-Aided Design

o Business

o Sales and Marketing

o Air Conditioning

o Math – algebra and geometry

o Sheet Metal

o Electricity/electronics

o Mechanical Drawing

o Blueprint reading

The better your HVAC training, the greater your chances for advancement in the field! After graduating from high school, you can get additional training at a local community college or at a university.

Scholarships & Loans: Most schools can help you finance your HVAC training through scholarships and loan packages.

100% Job Placement: Look for two-year associate programs or colleges and universities with high rates of job placement. Often they can find jobs for 100% of the students they offer HVAC Training.

Teaching, Education, and School Overhauls Going On in Many States

One of the most important things in a society or civilization is training and teaching the next generation of up and comings to do the required jobs, and run the system. If not, the city-state, state, province, or country will begin to decline and decay. Indeed, right now there are some serious challenges as many state budgets are being cut to the bone. Obviously, one of the biggest costs is education, and therefore it cannot go unscathed during budget cuts. There are many states that are in financial hot water.

Consider if you will states like New Jersey, California, Florida, Illinois, New York, just to name a few. These states have watched their tax revenues cut, and although they are back on the incline, they are in severe debt. They have no chance but to cut costs, meanwhile they’ve already promised pensions and have legacy obligations to past state employees, including the teachers. Trust me when I tell you this, the teachers will not go down without a fight, and the teachers unions are quite strong if anyone thinks they’re going to cut their pensions, or benefits.

There was a rather comprehensive article recently in the Wall Street Journal written by Stephanie Banchero titled “Illinois Education Overhaul at Risk” published on May 10, 2011. This article discussed the major changes happening in the state of Illinois, and the passing (unanimously) of a major education bill. However, if you think this is only an Illinois problem you’re sadly mistaken. The article also explains the major education bills signed into law in Ohio, Indiana, and Florida.

We also know that there have been major changes in the state of Wisconsin, as we watched the protests, and in the state of California they are about to also have a major education overhaul reform bill. Indeed, in Los Angeles County, the school districts are reevaluating teachers based on a new mathematical equation and metric. It looks as if the concepts brought to the Washington DC school district by Michelle Rhea are being adopted elsewhere.

In other words, tenure will not be enough, every teacher must perform, or they will be cut. This is because parents and voters are upset that many of the good teachers have been laid off, because they didn’t have tenure. And that’s the way the cookie crumbles, or least it has been in the past, no longer say many legislators, voters, and parents in many states. Should we be surprised? No, not really eventually everything has to come back into normal, and the runaway costs, and the outrageous administration expenses got out of control.

Nevertheless, we must always remember that our civilization is only as strong as our schools and education system was 20 years the prior. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it. If you have any comments, concerns, and/or questions I ask you to shoot me an e-mail.

Education and Politics in Wisconsin

Sadly, Wisconsin is in a bind.

For years, I gave up pay raises and benefits to keep great insurance as a teacher. I willingly traded cash for the best health care for my family. In his first 45 days, our governor announced a bill for public employees to pay more toward their health care in order to balance the budget. Not OUR problem to solve, of course, but an equal opportunity for all Wisconsinites to help balance the budget was not an option. Unfortunately, we understood the dilemma.

Our unions conceded, knowing our public school funding is at an all-time low. Then came the catastrophic decision to end collective bargaining. As of June, I will have no contract, no consideration for 20 years of teaching in the same district, and no reason for my district NOT to cut me and hire a first-year teacher to save $20,000. All this including a file of wonderful evaluations and praise from students and parents that I hold dear.

Every person has an opinion. Wisconsin has successfully recalled their governor and will force another election. Not a proud moment in Wisconsin history. Many shake their heads and wonder what happened. Unions across the state are similarly impacted, except the police and fire unions. Hmmm.

Public supporters of the law say that THOSE teachers deserve it. THEY get paid too much anyway. THOSE teachers are awful, and then they identify one bad apple. THOSE teachers should have to pay like the rest of us. (Meaning those who did AND did not go to college.)

I am a professional. I have a bachelor’s degree in my field. I have a master’s degree in my field. I have 20 years experience in my field. I have to renew my license with college courses or a PDP every five years to stay current. I have to stay abreast of every change and new method in order to best meet my students’ needs. Yet, I chose a low-paying job because I love what I do. I really do.

Yet, this whole situation makes me feel ashamed to admit I’m an educator because (now) some people who pay taxes think they own a piece of the school system. It’s not OK to be treated as any other worker. The teaching profession is a licensed profession for a reason. Not many could (or would) do what I do. Trust me, parent volunteers rarely come back.

I implore the public to understand what it’s like to tackle today’s tasks. I am a parent and caregiver, as well as a teacher, most days. Honestly, I am. Some kids have so much baggage that my lesson on adjectives is unattainable. Students are in school eight hours a day. Some of my students don’t get eight hours with a parent throughout the whole work week. It’s sad, but completely true. A school is a multi-million dollar institution that holds our children’s future and skills in its hands.

Every person went to school, so they think they understand what it takes. Believe me, I went to college in the 80′s and 90′s for education and the world of education today is hardly the same I was trained for – good and bad.