HeatSmart Tompkins Workforce Training Opportunity: Installing Air Source Heat Pumps Without Callbacks
During October and November, HeatSmart Tompkins and Building Performance Contractors’ Association (BPCA) of New York will build on earlier success and again offer three webinars and a hands-on workshop featuring varying topics covering air source heat pump installation guidelines, best practices, and marketing insights for selling the benefits of this leading edge technology to homeowners.
“In 2018, clean energy employment in New York increased 4.8% to nearly 159,000 workers, while increasing 2.7% nationally,” said Brian Eden, chair of HeatSmart Tompkins (Solar Tompkins). “While the pandemic has considerably slowed down clean energy projects, support from New York State for the clean energy industry and its workers will help them to bounce back.”
To address the shortage of trained heat pump installers, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has committed nearly $70 million over the next 10 years to help clean energy businesses with recruiting and training new employees, upskilling existing workers, and establishing a talent pipeline to reduce businesses cost of attracting and hiring new workers.
Join experienced contractors, entry level technicians, and those looking to expand into this emerging field to get the latest scoop on trending clean energy topics sweeping the industry. The training features regionally renowned experts.
This workforce training is offered free of charge.
For more information and to enroll, go to heatsmarttompkins.org/workforcetraining.
Schedule of programs:
Wednesday, October 14 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar #1: Why Every Home WILL Eventually Need a Heat Pump
Wednesday, October 21 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar #2: The Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) as an Integral Part of an Energy Efficient and Comfortable Home.
Wednesday, October 28 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Webinar #3: Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Installation Without Call-backs
Saturday, November 7 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location in Ithaca, NY: Address provided after registration
Hands-on Training Event; Strategic Installation “Best Practice” Guidelines for Air Source Heat Pumps. Note the hands-on training is limited to 8 participants. An additional training in downstate New York is being considered.