EGIA Foundation Awards $50,000 in HVAC Scholarships
The EGIA Foundation recently announced the first-ever winners of its HVAC scholarship program. Twenty selected students, all pursuing an HVAC-related course of study during the 2018-19 academic year, will each receive an award of $2,500.
These scholarships will help with the costs of specialized education and training. This includes accredited or otherwise approved community colleges, universities, or vocational/technical schools. During its first year, the EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program reached over 1,000 interested students from 39 states across the U.S.
“The HVAC industry needs more young adults and professionals entering the workforce,” said Bruce Matulich, EGIA Foundation Chairman and CEO.
“The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program is our way of bringing visibility to the industry and building awareness and interest with those who may not have otherwise considered a career in HVAC.”
The Foundation plans to award another class of students with its 2019 Scholarship Program. Applications will be accepted starting in the fall of 2018, with awards counting toward the 2019-20 academic year.
As the foundation grows, the Scholarship Program will expand to include awards in other industry vocations, including solar PV, plumbing, home performance, and more. School administrators, educators, and contractors interested in the scholarship can visit www.EGIAFoundation.org.
To learn more about the EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program, and its commitment to improving the national labor market by developing the next generation of home services industry workers, visit EGIAFoundation.org/Scholarship.
Cooling Tower On Wheels Begins Country-Wide Tour
EVAPCO’s new eco-Air demo trailer has begun a voyage across the USA, beginning in Los Angeles, CA. The traveling, working demo unit is designed to give building owners, manufacturer’s reps, mechanical contractors, and others a look at the operation and efficiency of the coolers.
On one side, the demonstration unit features an adiabatic cooler; on the other, NEMA fan motor/EC fan motors, and eco-Air control panel with automated PLC for BAS Integration. The unit also has a piped water-distribution system for adiabatic pads and nitrogen-charged stainless steel coils with aluminum fins.
For more information on this educational program: http://ncilink.com/evapcoTour
Scott Johnson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
National Comfort Institute, Inc. recently recognized trainer, Scott Johnson for his lifelong contributions to the HVAC Industry, by presenting him with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award recognizes Scott’s ever-growing legacy as the knowledge he imparts journeys from one of his students to he next. It flows across the industry inspiring the hearts, minds, and hands of those affected by his unselfish quest to impart knowledge to others.
Scott is recognized with this award for his ongoing role as a legendary teacher, leader, pioneer, and visionary. His immeasurable contribution will long withstand the test of time.
Congratulations to Scott Johnson.