TLC Spotlight: Instructor Marc Vray
Our first in a series of "TLC Spotlights" is a talented and popular instructor - Marc Vray.
According to Marc, he reminds students that HVAC is a very broad category with many career avenues. He says, "An HVAC tech needs to be familiar with electrical, sheet metal, fluid mechanics, refrigeration and plumbing fundamentals."
When Marc is not helping students launch HVAC careers, he enjoys gardening, music long board skating and skiing
From ACHRN News:
"When VRF technology was introduced to the U.S. more than 10 years ago, few could have predicted how quickly the commercial market would embrace these new systems. Many initially thought of the equipment as a niche product that would find its place in select applications but felt it would never be considered a mainstream technology by the HVAC industry.
Fast forward a decade and not only has VRF technology been widely accepted by contractors and end users alike, virtually every major U.S. manufacturer is now offering these systems, as well. Contractors who were initially hesitant to offer VRF because they feared the systems were too complex or difficult to install found their fears allayed after the first installation. And then they became vocal advocates of VRF. Nearly immediately after, their competition started jumping on the bandwagon, too."
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Women Shattering HVAC's Glass Ceiling
The Social Security Administration estimates 22 percent of the U.S. workforce will retire over the next eight years. For the HVAC industry, which is chock full of retiring baby boomers, that percentage is probably much larger.
While HVAC’s experienced veterans continue to disappear into retirement, the industry has struggled to replenish its crop of skilled workers. Recent studies from the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) quantify the need, estimating that 115,000 new HVACR workers must be trained by 2022 to meet an anticipated demand that is set to increase 14 percent, which exceeds the average growth rate for all other occupations.
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Huffington Post: HVAC Companies the Biggest Sector for Workers in Energy Efficiency Related Jobs.
"HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) companies that are a staple of every city and community in America employ about 629,000 workers who spent at least a portion of their time working on energy efficiency systems, according to the analysis. That makes HVAC companies the biggest sector for workers in energy efficiency related jobs."
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Video: TLC Accredidation
TLC is Accredited by ACCSC
(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges)
which recognizes the following programs:
HVACR 101 / HVACR Technician Program
HVACR 102 / HVACR Technician and Green Technology Program