Addressing The Needs of Our Workforce

Presented by:   Christian Valoria, P.E.   

Tuesday, March 22 from 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM, Napa C

As we are all aware, the HVACR trade is critical to our country's well-being and economic health. However, the industry is experiencing a major labor shortage. How do YOU think we can solve this crisis? During this interactive session we will discuss the current state of the HVACR workforce, as well as its needs, and learn about the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) workforce development efforts. Through guided discussion, you will have the opportunity to express your thoughts on the needs of HVACR educators, what can be done to solve the labor shortage and provide feedback on some of the DOE's ongoing workforce development efforts. Attending this session provides you with the opportunity to take a proactive role in the creation and implementation of national programs that could be helpful to you, your program, and your students.