President's Message


President's Message

Hello All,

Has anyone else noticed how hard it is lately to find entry level EIT’s? It also seems to be difficult for contractors to find installers that have a good basic skill set to start with. Recently, I’ve found a few piping installation details that leave me scratching my head saying something like “really, you didn’t know that a swing check can’t be installed pointing down?” So, I did a little research and found that Dennis Technical-Education Center does not have an HVAC technician training program. I’ve also found that West Ada school district has a pre-engineering program at the Professional Technical Center.  It does not have an architectural engineering program that would give kids a head start on a career in HVAC engineering.

I’ve seen a need and I want to assemble a team of key people with an interest in helping these two facilities. We need to help them create the programs we need to inspire an interest in this career path at an earlier age. We can use the resources we have at the chapter level to start and then leverage local industry support to build. If you agree and have an interest in getting involved, let me know. You can email me at russell.pratt@cshqa.com.

http://www.westada.org/Page/22635

http://www.westada.org/Page/634