The Air Conditioning Contractors of America has announced new workforce development resources to help ACCA members recruit, educate, and retain industry professionals and fill the employment gap impacting heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) contractors.

Pledge to America’s Workers

ACCA’s updated resources coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Pledge to America’s Workers. On July 25, 2019, President Trump invited ACCA to participate in the Pledge to America’s Worker event at the White House, along with Vice President Pence, Ivanka Trump, and members of the President’s Cabinet. On behalf of ACCA members, ACCA pledged to hire and/or educate 75,000 industry professionals.

To help ACCA members educate and retain employees, any ACCA member who takes the Pledge to America’s Workers, and submits their Pledge certificate, available on the ACCA website, will be eligible for complimentary Quality Installation education programs through ACCA’s Qtech program,” said Barton James, ACCA President and CEO. “We are committed to delivering valuable educational content to our members and ACCA’s Qtech platform is the industry’s leading online program.”

ACCA Quality Installation principles

Additionally, ACCA’s new workforce development tools include, a best practice guide to launch a school-to-career educational program with high school students, career fair materials, student marketing materials, and career path guides for contractors to engage students and prospective employees.

ACCA has also released a suite of online education programs based on the ACCA Quality Installation principles that provide office and sales professionals, technicians, and installers with valuable learning experiences.

Promote rewarding careers

ACCA is proud to work with President Trump and his team to solve the workforce challenges ACCA members are facing,” said James. “President Trump understands the industry, and his messaging about the importance of skilled workers and the trades is having a national impact that is helping to promote the rewarding careers available in our industry.”

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