Preparing the Workforce for a Heat Pump Future

Presented by:   Jenny Wiedower    Kristin Heinemeir    Audrey Knox    Jamie Kono   

Tuesday, March 26 from 7:00 AM until 8:15 AM, Sonoma A

This session highlights best practices and lessons learned from three programs underway to train and upskill the HVAC workforce. Where should educators focus their classroom training to prepare the workforce to handle the advances in both cold climate heat pumps and heat pump water heaters? What types of partnerships and with whom yield the best experiences and preparation for students? What additional supports help students and workers stay engaged? Learn from an urban program in Houston, TX; a regional program in California's Inland Empire; and a national, online program and walk away with open-source resources that you can immediately implement in your program.