ARC’s General Manager Appointed to Apprenticeship Council

BRADFORD, VT – ARC has annouced the appointment of its general manager, Wayne Vanesse, by Governor Douglas to the State of Vermont’s Apprenticeship Council. Wayne, a Corinth, Vermont residence, manages ARC’s HVAC apprenticeship program in the states of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Wayne has been an instructor for HVAC and plumbing trades for over seven years. Wayne is also a proctor for the NATE and CETP (Certified Employee Training Program) testing programs. (Proctors complete a formal training and testing process.) He also holds four Service and Installation NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certifications: one in of Air-to-Air Heat Pumps, which also covers Air Conditioning; one in Gas Furnaces, one in Hydronics – Gas Fired; and one in Refrigeration Commercial.

ARC hires high school seniors from both Riverbend Technical Center (Bradford, VT) and the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center (White River Junction, VT) programs to provide them with real HVAC and plumbing experience.

The State of Vermont’s Apprenticeship program is an employer-sponsored training program that includes both supervised work experience and related instruction. There are more than 800 active apprentices in Vermont in over 30 different occupations.

Employers participate in Registered Apprenticeship by "sponsoring" individuals as apprentices. The employer sets a progressive wage scale, agrees to provide supervised OJT (on the job training), and helps financially support the related instruction component of the program.

Related instruction in apprenticeship can be delivered in a variety of formats. In plumbing and electrical, most apprentices attend classes through Vermont Technical College at a number of sites around the state. In other occupations, students may attend classes delivered by the company. Union sponsors provide related instruction through classes at union training centers.