The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the HVAC field will experience growth of 21% during the years from 2012-2022. This percentage of job growth is massive, taking the 267,600 HVAC jobs back in 2012 and adding as many as 55,900 in just 10 years. With this kind of growth HVAC techs will be in demand.
What is HVAC?
HVAC is composed of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. HVAC functions control the overall temperature and climate inside of homes, corporate offices, hospitals and other types of buildings. An HVAC technician is a person that specializes in the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC systems.
What is an HVAC Apprentice?
HVAC apprentices are individuals who work under the supervision of a licensed contractor in order to learn the trade through hands-on experience. Apprenticeships are time-tested employee training systems that combine technical instruction with on-the-job training experiences.
The HVAC Apprenticeship program is a 3-year program that provides training for participating companies that need qualified workers in the HVAC industry. Apprentices must complete 160 classroom hours and 2000 OJT (on the job) training hours each year of program participation.
To apply you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Have proof of education (HS diploma, GED, or DD214).
- Provide a copy of your driver's license or state issued ID.
- Complete and submit an application packet.
Applications for registration to the program must be returned to the Community & Corporate Training Center located at 109 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs, AR.