HVAC Technicians Must Prepare to Meet New Skill Demands

The HVAC industry is in a constant state of change. With technological innovations and growing environmental concerns, the skills required of HVAC technicians are evolving faster than ever. Preparing to adapt and satisfy these new challenges is essential for anyone hoping to join the industry. Learn what it takes to become a proficient HVAC tech, the relevancy of continuous training and development and how an apprenticeship program can take your career to the next level.

Adapting to New Skill Demands

The ever-evolving HVAC landscape requires industry professionals to stay on top of emerging trends, technologies and consumer needs. In short, HVAC companies want professionals capable of meeting the demands of the modern world.

Here are the vital skills job seekers should possess when applying for a job:

  • Knowledge of HVAC installation, refrigeration and maintenance: A thorough understanding of the fundamentals gives you an advantage over the competition, even if the employer provides training for new hires.
  • Solid troubleshooting and diagnostic skills: The ability to identify and fix issues quickly and efficiently is essential. Modern equipment often integrates complex digital controls, making this skill more important than ever.
  • Comfortable working directly with customers: Building confidence and providing top-notch customer service is essential as an HVAC technician, so companies look for this quality when evaluating applicants.
  • Ability to work well on a team: HVAC work often requires teamwork with other technicians. Businesses want team players who can work effectively with coworkers.
  • Willingness to undergo continuous training and development: The HVAC business requires techs to stay current with new technologies via continuing education. Your long-term success relies on your eagerness to learn and grow.

Service Experts Career Academy: We Build Highly Skilled Workers

You could always attend a four-year college or trade school as one way to become an HVAC technician, but this racks up debt and delays your earning potential for a long time. At Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, we believe there’s a better way. Boost your career and get paid while you are learning at Service Experts Career Academy (SECA), an in-house apprenticeship program designed to build highly skilled workers. Here’s what to expect.

Comprehensive Training

Service Experts Career Academy, or SECA, offers a structured curriculum covering everything from the basics to advanced technologies, emphasizing real-world experience and hands-on learning. Our program is expressly fashioned to prepare you for an HVAC career.

Expectations for Apprentices

As an apprentice, you’ll attend free classroom education, assist within relevant departments and gain a well-rounded understanding of the HVAC field. Safety is our priority, so you’ll need to observe health and safety procedures all of the time. Embracing constructive feedback, completing daily work process forms and cultivating strong interpersonal skills will also be essential to your growth with us.

Requirements to Apply to Service Experts Career Academy

Signing up for the SECA program requires an inquisitive way of thinking, a commitment to excellence, and the ability to meet specific physical demands. You’ll need a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license to apply. Physical requirements include the ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel or crawl; lift up to 50 pounds and carry up to 30 pounds; and work in many different conditions like hot, cold and confined places.

Compensation and Benefits as an Apprentice

At Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, we invest in your success by providing a complete employment package for SECA students. Compensation includes a competitive pay program with incentive opportunities, guaranteed pay increases throughout your apprenticeship and a tool kit worth $1,000 after completing the program. Benefits include paid time off, company holiday pay, insurance, 401(k) match, supplemental benefit programs and career development potential.

The Difference of Working with Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air

Choosing an HVAC company to jumpstart your career is an important part of the process. Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air could be the right choice if you’re searching for a company that values:

  • Innovative training programs: Our SECA initiative nurtures top-notch technicians from the get-go.
  • Customer-centric approach: We put customers first, providing dependable and efficient services that help you feel good about your work.
  • Commitment to quality: As one of our technicians, we’ll furnish you with the best tools, education and support.
  • Community engagement: We take pride in giving back to the community, actively getting involved in local projects and functions.
  • Sustainable practices: We advocate for and implement eco-friendly solutions to support a sustainable future for all.

Join the Experts at Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air

Preparing to meet new skill demands in the HVAC sector isn’t a one-time effort but an extended commitment. It requires dedication to life-long learning, skill enhancement and a desire to grow in your career. Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air embodies this commitment through innovative programs like SECA. Joining SECA means embarking on a career path filled with growth, support and opportunity.

Your involvement in HVAC starts here! If you’re eager to take your skills to the next level, ask for more information about Service Experts Career Academy today. Join us, and you’ll help shape the future of HVAC industry.

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