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March 2017: Commemorating NATE, and Two New Exams to Grow Your Workforce In the March issue of the NATE advantage, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of NATE, look at two new exams to help technicians, and learn where to pay recertification fees online. In addition, new PowerPoint instructor CDs are for sale, and we provide a link to a recent Distribution Center story.
It’s Time to #CelebrateWithNATE 20 Years of Certification
This year, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Stay tuned to www.natex.org/celebratewithnate and social media (#CelebrateWithNATE) for information on celebration activities.
New Exams to Help Grow Your Workforce
It has been estimated that 115,000 new HVACR workers will need to be trained by 2022 to fill jobs due to industry growth and retirements. NATE’s two new exams, the Ready-To-Work certificate, and the HVACR Support Technician certificate, are designed to help technicians build strong careers and contractors build a stronger HVACR workforce. Visit http://www.natex.org/site/431/Contractors/Technician-Development to learn more.
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Hiring for the Upcoming Cooling Season?
Did you know the NATE Career Center connect you with current NATE and ICE certified technicians looking for work? Don’t waste your time with ordinary methods of recruiting or job hunting. Take your employment bid to the next level. Visit www.jobs.natex.org for details.
Pay Recertification Fees Online
Why let the time and money spent on earning your certification go to waste? 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.
New PowerPoint Instructor CDs for Sale
Are you an instructor or NATE proctor? Then visit the NATE Online Store to order training materials, including the new NATE PowerPoint Instructor CD series. This CD series is for HVACR-industry instructors as they help individuals ready themselves to take the NATE series of exams. CDs are available for the Core, Air Conditioning, Heat Pump, Gas Heating, Oil Heating, Air Distribution and Hydronics NATE certifications exams. For more information and to order, visit https://store.natex.org/training
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