April 18, 2017
HICKORY, N.C. - There are many advantages to getting a technical education in the HVAC industry - students learn the science behind heating and cooling systems, how to troubleshoot and correct problems, and what to expect on the job site, among other critical lessons. Earning that degree or certification can help those pursuing a career in the HVAC trades stand out from the rest, but educational costs can quickly add up.
In 2015, Shurtape Technologies LLC addressed this problem by starting its Mission: HVAC Educating for Success program. The participants of this inaugural program were three students from Athens Technical College in Athens, Georgia, who had the opportunity to gain valuable insight into their future careers. Throughout the 10 months of the program, they were given monthly HVAC-themed missions that were designed to challenge them to apply their classroom knowledge and think critically, then share their findings through blog posts on Shurtape’s educational website, TapeUniversity.com.