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The Importance of Training in the HVAC Industry



Contractors and HVACR trade workers understand the importance of proper training. Working with expensive and sometimes dangerous equipment requires skills that take years to develop.


Expert-level technical knowledge is essential in a competitive industry, but it’s not enough to operate a thriving business. Knowing how to efficiently conduct the business side of contracting is the piece of the training puzzle that sets successful businesses apart from the rest.


This post explains how Johnstone University provides aspiring HVAC professionals with the full array of skills needed to embark on a fulfilling career.


About HVAC Training at Johnstone University

When you enroll in Johnstone University, you can access training that goes far beyond installation and repair techniques. While it’s important to know complex HVACR machines and equipment inside and out, contractors need to hone their business acumen as well.


Our motto is “Learning that Earns” because not all HVAC education programs give you the tools to make a good living. The business training at Johnstone University includes courses on:

  • Accounting and finance

  • Human Resources

  • Inventory planning and purchasing

  • Customer service

  • Marketing

  • Sales

These courses aren’t your typical Business 101 class that gives generalized overviews. Instead, it focuses on the unique needs of HVACR businesses.


In addition to business education, we also offer programs that focus on critical safety information like how to work with Hazardous materials, driver safety and regulations, worksite safety and OSHA, and more.


Job-Specific Training for All Levels

Installing a new machine requires a different skill set than servicing or repairing a machine. Johnstone University offers training recommendations based on your specific role and project so that you know exactly what to expect when you’re on the job site.


If you’re new to the industry, we have a program that helps you develop the technical skills to perform confidently in the field. The HVACR Technician Training Plan will take you from before you start working as an HVACR technician through your first 1-2 years on the job. It is built around our industry’s most accepted principles and best practices to help you be the best technician you can be, wherever you’re located.


New Technologies and Regulations Require Ongoing Training

No matter your experience level, ongoing training should be a priority at all levels of an HVACR organization. Technicians with the most up-to-date skills can not only provide clients with the highest level of service but also minimize safety and liability concerns that can negatively impact a business’s bottom line.


In previous blog posts, we’ve covered the evolution of Connected Home products and previewed upcoming regulations regarding HFC refrigerants. While these are two specific industry changes, there’s no question there will be countless more to account for in the future.


Johnstone Is Committed to HVAC Industry Excellence

We created Johnstone University because the best HVACR professionals are well-trained in the latest techniques, technologies, and industry regulations. Additionally, we believe in the value of educating professionals on the business strategies that lead to success.

Visit the Johnstone University website today to learn how we can help you or others in your organization develop the technical and business skills to thrive as a contractor in your area.


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