Training has been top-of-mind for many companies looking to continue grow and maintain their skilled workforce.
With the Presidential Executive Order in effect we will start to see apprenticeships expanding throughout the United States.
Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta said, “Apprenticeships hold great promise in helping American workers acquire the skills they need to get good jobs while ensuring companies can attract the talent required to succeed in this fast-moving global economy.”
We see apprenticeship programs, including CMS Nextech’s program gaining attention through many associations like PRSM,
Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association whose, “Mission is committed to serve facilities management professionals and to lead the industry by providing resources, solutions networking, and knowledge sharing.”
PRSM plays an important role in keeping facility managers up to date with industry news. In their upcoming March and April publication they will be featuring stories on Filling the Gap in which CMS Nextech will be featured as a subject matter expert. In preparation for the article, we have answered a few questions and issues that are relevant to the HVAC/R industry’s ongoing challenges and trends.
A year into the program, most candidates have thrived. “The opportunity of a lifetime” is what Apprentice Graduate Daniel Flohr said about the program, which, he says, took “hours of hard work, but it is something I would do all over again. It gave me the skills and the knowledge to succeed in the HVAC/R industry. It is also a skill no one can take away from you. This past year was just the beginning for me in what it means to me to be a technician. In addition to the Apprenticeship Program, there will be another two years of advanced training and goals to meet.”