The 16TH Annual HVACR & Mechanical Instructor Workshop, "Fueling Future Success" to be Held March 23-25

Jan. 20, 2011
The 16th Annual HVACR & Mechanical Instructor Workshop will be held on March 23-25, 2011 at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va.

ARLINGTON, VA. -- The 16th Annual HVACR & Mechanical Instructor Workshop will be held on March 23-25, 2011 at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va. With an educational focus on "Fueling Future Success," the Workshop will provide an array of informative general sessions, single-topic workshops, and opportunities for networking with major HVACR and mechanical manufacturers and other industry training professionals. There is no registration fee for this event.

Developed from the collaborative input and support of nine organizations across the HVACR industry, the internationally sponsored and recognized workshop is the only event designed by the industry specifically for educators and administrators. An industry-driven event, the Instructor Workshop provides instructors and administrators of apprentice and secondary/post secondary school-based instructional programs with the technical information and teaching techniques that will enable them to effectively train the next generation of skilled workers for the HVACR and mechanical industries.

The 2011 HVACR & Mechanical Instructor Workshop will feature as the keynote speaker nationally known education leader Dr. Sally Downey. Dr. Downey is the Superintendent of the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT), a public school district in Mesa, Arizona dedicated to providing a productive, technically trained workforce to meet the market-driven needs of business and industry. Dr. Downey has been this district's visionary, providing leadership and direction for the total operation of the school. Dr. Downey will address the importance of the classroom learning experience and how instructors can and should partner with business and association entities.

Who Should Attend? The Workshop is recommended for all HVACR instructors, administrators, and industry trainers in secondary, postsecondary and proprietary programs. In addition, HVACR and apprentice program instructors and administrators as well as apprentice program advisory committee members are encouraged to attend. The 2011 HVACR & Mechanical Instructor Workshop is jointly sponsored by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA); Heating, Air conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI); Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI); North American Technician Excellence (NATE); National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers (NAOSHM); National Association Educational Foundation; Plumbing -Heating-Cooling-Contractors-National Association (PHCC); Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES). In addition, the workshop is closely partnered with Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), Council of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Educators (CARE), and SkillsUSA.

Registration for the 2011 HVACR & Mechanical Instructor Workshop is free; participants are only responsible for transportation costs and lodging, which includes meals.. For additional information and further updates on the Workshop, as well as a complete list of 2011 participating workshop exhibitors please visit

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