Paul Anderson, H-E-B Vice President of Design, is concerned that traditional in-classroom education does not adequately prepare HVACR technicians to overcome real-world challenges.
SMITH: Is in-classroom education enough to solve the lack of technician training?
ANDERSON: No, it’s not. While classroom training is important for giving technicians a deeper understanding of refrigeration, there is more we as an industry can do to support our young technicians.
For example, a mentor-mentee program is a great idea for helping new technicians find a trusted advisor they can call on, learn from, and model after. A program like this would not only enhance the preparedness of young technicians, but it would also make the career field more attractive.
Read the full interview, “Talking Training: An Interview with Paul Anderson, Design and Engineering Executive” in Supermarket News.