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July 26, 2014
Adult HVAC grads land cool jobs in hot career field

Employers hire many from HVAC Certification & Training class of 2013

HVAC Certification & Training Program for Adults Class of 2013

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Certification & Training for Adult Students teacher Frank Ando likes to say HVAC careers are "hot, cool and everywhere," and a look at this year's graduating class proves him right.

Ten Capital Region residents recently marked their completion of the HVAC Certification & Training program for adults at an evening ceremony in their classroom at Career & Tech's Albany campus. Each was presented with a certificate by Ando and congratulated on his success. A few of the graduates could not attend because they were already working in their new career field.

In fact, five of the 10 graduates landed jobs with local companies, including Appolo Heating Inc., Northeast Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Service Experts, SYSCO and Wilson Bros. Heating-Cooling-Plumbing. A sixth student, who is currently employed by the New York State Office of General Services, upgraded his job-related skills, and the two remaining students are seeking employment in the field.

Some of the graduates interviewed with their future employers at an HVAC job fair that Ando hosted in his classroom this spring.

In addition to the HVAC Certification & Training for Adults program, Ando teaches the HVAC/R program for high school students at Career & Tech's Albany campus. 

A Cole, HVAC Certification & Training Course Grad           J Fritz, HVAC Certification & Training Course Grad 

HVAC grads with Frank Ando (right), in photo above left: Andrew Cole and photo above right: Jonathon Fritz

At the time of graduation, Cole was interviewing for a position with a local college, and Fritz was already employed by Wilson Brothers Heating-Cooling-Plumbing.

P Swift, HVAC Certification & Training Course Grad          P Trow, HVAC Certification & Training graduate

HVAC grads with Frank Ando (right), in photo above left: Paul Swift and photo above right: Patrick Trow

At the time of graduation, Swift was already employed by Service Experts and Trow was seeking employment.

R Ballin, HVAC Certification & Training graduate        S Schmidt, HVAC Certification & Training graduate 

HVAC grads with Frank Ando (right), in photo above left: Romaine Ballin, and in photo above right: Shawn Schmidt

At the time of graduation, Ballin was seeking employment, and Schmidt had landed a position with SYSCO, Albany.

W Giaminelli,  HVAC Certification & Training graduate

HVAC grad Wesley Giaminelli (left) with Frank Ando. Giaminelli completed the HVAC Certification & Training course to upgrade his skills at his current position with the New York State Office of General Services.




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