RSI Publishes a White Paper on Choosing the Right HVAC School

October 04, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
The Refrigeration School, an Arizona-based vocational training school, has published a white paper to its website to guide individuals through the process of finding the right HVAC school and determining which programs will offer the best vocational training experience. The paper goes over the three top qualities potential students should look for in a program as well as a methodology for narrowing down a skilled trades program.

With most public schools displacing skill-oriented courses like woodshop and autoshop, fewer and fewer students have the opportunity to gain technical skills in welding, mechanics, construction, and other hands-on fields. Lacking this early experience can put students at a disadvantage if they are interested in pursuing a career in a technical trade. Technical programs are focused on career-oriented training so
that students receive a focused, industry-relevant education in their chosen field. This helps minimize
the time that students remain in the training program while helping them quickly learn the skills that employers are looking for in strong job candidates.

Some of the most important qualities to have in an HVAC technician program are a high level of hands- on training, proper accreditation, and support from a local licensure board. These qualities ensure that a student is getting the practical training and experience he/she needs to later work in the field, and the program is being held accountable by respected 3rd party sources to maintain high standards of education and student support. These components are the cornerstone of a solid technical education, and students should be wary of any programs that lack them.

To read more about how to judge the quality of a vocational program as well as how to find the right trade school for you, read the full white paper:

The Refrigeration School is an HVAC technician school in Arizona with programs for HVAC, solar/pv installation, mechanical maintenance engineering, and refrigeration technologies. For more information about local career opportunities in HVAC contracting, contact an RSI Admissions Representative: