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NATE Advantage August 2016

15 Aug 2016


The NATE Advantage – August 2016

The NATE Advantage
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August 2016:
Nate Provides New HVAC Support Exam Guide, Logo Feature for Online Career Center

In the August issue of the NATE advantage, discover a study guide for the new HVAC Support Technician certificate exam, learn about a new logo feature in the Online Career Center, and read about the SkillsUSA competition and Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards. Plus, pay recertification fees and check out digital badging. 

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NATE HVAC Support Exam Study Guide Just $9.99
A study guide for the new HVAC Support Technician certificate exam is now available at the NATE Online Store. This HVAC Support Technician certificate exam is for technicians who have been in the field for 6-12 months and covers topics linked to the professional level certification, but at a more fundamental skill level. When ready to test, use our network of NATE-approved testing providers to schedule a test time or become your own testing site to test them in-house.
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New Logo Feature at NATE Online Career Center
The NATE Online Career Center connects contractors with current NATE and ICE certified technicians looking for work. And now interested employers can add company logos free of charge, with active job postings to show on search results and within job detail pages.
Nearly 1,000 certified technicians have registered with the NATE Online Career Center. Don’t waste your time with ordinary methods of recruiting or job hunting. Take your employment bid to the next level. Visit jobs.natex.org for details.
NATE Hosts HVACR Written Testing at SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference; Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards Scholarships to Winners
This summer, NATE administered the HVACR written testing prior to the technical contest at this year’s SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY. For the first time, NATE exhibited at the event, and Valerie Briggs, director marketing and business development at NATE said, “This is an opportunity for us to not only show our support of the development of our future workforce but also to promote the importance of NATE certification among technicians.” Those who competed in the HVACR category were awarded scholarships from the Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr., Scholarship The Gold, Silver, and Bronze level winners in the secondary and post-secondary categories qualified for $2,000, $1,000, and $750 scholarships, respectively. The Rees Scholarship and SkillsUSA partnership began last year and is designed to support students with an established interest in the industry to continue their studies. See a list of winners at http://reesscholarship.org/site/321/About/SkillsUSA
Pay Recertification Fees at NATE Online Store
Technicians seeking NATE recertification who already have a minimum of 16 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) reported to NATE can pay recertification fees online at https://store.natex.org/technician-recertification If needed, technicians can confirm CEH reported to NATE by logging in at www.mynate.org or calling 877-420-6283.
NATE Digital Badging
The newest thing in certification, digital badging, has come to NATE. In partnership with BadgeCert, NATE now provides each new and recertifying NATE technician with digital badges for each certification. Technicians can print certificates and wallet cards for free anytime and share the digital badges with employers, customers, manufacturers, utilities, and others, to prove current NATE certification. In addition, technicians can proudly publicize NATE certifications electronically with others via email and social media, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and on a company website. Click here to learn how to use the NATE digital badge today.
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