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September 19, 2022

Midlands Tech receives $100K grant to fill HVAC worker shortage

There’s a significant shortage of HVAC workers: they’re the people you call when you’re air conditioning or heating isn’t working.

HVAC workers are essential to keeping heating and air conditioning running in our homes, schools, and restaurants, as well as hospitals. Now a $100,000 grant is helping Midlands Technical College to train more of them to meet the call.

“When we get these heatwaves, people die without air conditioning and in the winter time they get very sick and can die from not having heat. So, it’s not a question. We’ve got to have it,” said Joey Henderson, who serves as the HVAC program director for Midlands Technical College.

The $100,000 grant comes from Johnson Controls, one of the largest heating and air manufacturing companies in the country. It will provide students at Midlands Tech hands-on training, and even mobile classroom instruction that prepares them for careers in the field as the demand soars.

[read more | source: WACH Fox57]

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