The Air Conditioning Contractors of America joined Alabama Power and business and state elected leaders Oct. 12 to celebrate the new HVAC Training Center in Jasper, Alabama.
The HVAC Training Center is a partnership between Alabama Power and Bevill State Community College and nearly 50 manufacturers and distributors who collaborated to make it a reality.
The HVAC Training Center, which is the first of its kind to provide training on multiple types and brands of HVAC equipment, boasts 33,000 square feet of indoor facilities, including technology labs, seminar space, and classrooms. There is additional space for the program to expand in the future. Each lab is equipped with cutting-edge training equipment, including multiple types of heat pumps, simulators, geothermal systems, brazing, duct fabrication, whole house dehumidification systems, high-efficiency water heating, and ducted and ductless systems.
“The collaboration between Alabama Power, Bevill State Community College, and nearly 50 key players from the HVACR industry to provide a facility to train technicians addresses our industry’s need for skilled workers,” said Interim President and CEO for ACCA Barton James. “Having this training facility PAHRA accredited, making it just one of a handful of the country’s 600-plus HVACR technical colleges that is making a commitment to producing superior technicians, underscores Alabama Power’s understanding of the needs of America’s HVACR contractors.”
Alabama Power and ACCA have a long-standing relationship that has formed an effective template for workforce solutions for ACCA’s members and beyond. The opening of the HVAC Training Facility in Jasper will have a positive impact for the entire HVACR Industry.
For more information on the new HVAC Training Center, PAHRA, and ACCA's involvement, contact ACCA's Director of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-824-8842.