Instructor workshop to target technology

LANSDOWNE, VA. The 2007 HVACR & Plumbing Instructor Workshop, March 28-30 at the National Conference Center here, will include sessions on right sizing hydronics, new joining processes for copper and copper alloys, and well and storm pumps. General sessions will cover constructing PowerPoint presentations, designing curriculum and instructional methods for adult learners, student recruitment and career

LANSDOWNE, VA. — The 2007 HVACR & Plumbing Instructor Workshop, March 28-30 at the National Conference Center here, will include sessions on right sizing hydronics, new joining processes for copper and copper alloys, and well and storm pumps. General sessions will cover constructing PowerPoint presentations, designing curriculum and instructional methods for adult learners, student recruitment and career promotion, and a career and technical education update.

The workshop, "Technology in the Classroom," is being recommended for plumbing and HVACR instructors, administrators, and counselors in secondary, post-secondary and proprietary programs. Plumbing and HVACR apprentice program instructors and administrators and apprentice program advisory committee members are being encouraged to attend.

James McGarvey, executive director of the New York State Weatherization Directors' Association, will address the opening session March 29 on "‘Peak Oil': Myth or Reality?" He will cover what the U.S. Department of Energy's Hirsch Report, U.S. Army Corps' Energy Study and other reports have to say on the topic.

The closing session March 30 will feature Chandler von Schrader of the U.S. Department of Energy. He will speak on "Energy in America" with an emphasis on the success and current direction of the Energy Star program, energy supply and demand, including demands for heating and cooling of buildings. Today's prospects on alternate energy sources will also be a part of von Schrader's remarks.

More than 28 manufacturers and industry partners will exhibit. Several of them will offer hands-on mini-seminars to demonstrate new and emerging technology.

Exhibitors are: American Standard Bath/Kitchen; Bradford White; Carrier; Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute; Delta Faucet; Emerson Climate Control; Ebm-papst Inc.; Ferris State University; Field Controls; Fieldpiece Instruments; Future Tek; HRAI/SkillTech Academy; Hussmann/IR; Lennox/Service Experts; Mitsubishi HVAC Advanced Products; Moen; NIBCO; Penn College, Department of Construction & Design; Prentice Hall; Regal-Beloit; Rheem; Simutech; Testo; Thomson Delmar Learning; and Trane.

Airconditioning & Refrigeration Institute offers 16 hours of continuing education credit for this workshop. Other sponsors are: Air Conditioning Contractors of America; Council of AirConditioning and Refrigeration Educators; Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association; Heating Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International; North American Technician Excellence; Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Educational Foundation; Refrigeration Service Engineers Society; and SkillsUSA.

Lodging for a single room and registration costs are $166 plus tax per night, which includes educational sessions, meals and refreshment breaks. For those not staying at the National Conference Center, the cost to attend is $60 plus tax each day, which includes all educational sessions, meals and refreshment breaks.

To register for the workshop, contact Kate Martz at 703/524-8800 or [email protected].