Saturday, January 29, 2011

Northeast Technical Institute Partners with E-Conn to offer HVAC/R Students Real-World Field Experience

Northeast Technical Institute Partners with E-Conn to offer HVAC/R Students Real-World Field Experience

Internship program allows NTI students to gain valuable on-site experience with heating and air-conditioning/refrigeration while attending school.

Bangor, ME (PRWEB) January 15, 2011

Since 2008, Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) has trained and certified nearly 200 HVAC/R students at its Scarborough campus. In just under five months of hands-on training and earning national certifications, many of NTI's graduates are now earning good pay and benefits working with some of the area's top HVAC/R companies including Johnson & Jordan, Miller Refrigeration, Air-Temp, Solaris, AAA Energy and more. With such positive results, it was no surprise that NTI decided to offer its first HVAC/R class to the Bangor community this past November.

NTI offers a variety of training programs at its Bangor campus located on Stillwater Avenue including Medical Assistant, Medical Coding and Billing, Professional Tractor Trailer Driving (CDL A), and more. But HVAC/R training requires a specialized training area because of the training equipment, as well as proper ventilation for heating and refrigeration/air-conditioning units. Therefore, NTI's HVAC/R training facility was built to specifications and is located at the Danforth's Plaza on Route 2 in Hermon. The new training facility allows students to install, repair and operate a variety of HVAC/R systems.

In addition to offering training at its shop, NTI students are taking weekly field trips with NTI training partner E-Conn, Inc. Each week, students are gaining real life knowledge and skills in installation and repair through the internship program with E-Conn, Inc. Students analyze blueprints, install air handlers, gas fired condensing furnaces, gas piping, and complete duct work. David St. Germain, Maintenance Manager at E-Conn said, "We find that NTI students are exceptionally well trained and prepared for their internship. And most importantly, these students are gaining invaluable experience through this internship and it will give them the foundation they need to get a jump-start in their new careers upon graduation at NTI."

Recently, the class completed a field trip in Monroe to install a wood boiler for a home owner. This gave the students a new outlook on hydronic systems with a solid fuel back up. "To have the hands on experience instead of just reading about it and seeing pictures was great" says NTI student, Sean Clegg. He continued to describe this field trip as being very informative for the class and described the building owner as very enthused to be giving the class the opportunity.

Fellow student Terry Dauphine explains this training as "extremely important and to be able to work with customers is a major part of this field. You need to be able to work with small businesses and large corporations". Terry explains that installing these systems allows them to see the every day difficulties that may arise in on-the-job settings.

NTI offers its next HVAC/R class on April 11, 2011. To register, contact the Admissions Department at 800.447.1151 (limited seating available).

About Northeast Technical Institute

NTI is a private post-secondary school and is nationally accredited by the Council on Occupation Education (COE). With two campuses in Maine and one in Massachusetts, it is the mission of NTI to dedicate itself to providing each student comprehensive training and career support services; continue to develop the highest quality, short-term educational programs that gives each student the necessary skills to obtain employment upon graduation; recognize the importance of every student's learning needs and provide individual assistance to help the student achieve his/her goals.

NTI offers a variety of certificate and career diploma courses in addition to the HVAC/R program including Allied Health, Information Technology, HVAC/R, Green Energy Technician, and Professional Transportation. NTI offers these courses in multiple formats including instructor led training, online learning and a combination of the two. NTI has graduated and helped to place thousands of students since it was founded in 1995.

To learn more about Northeast Technical Institute, visit http://www. ntinow. edu or call (800) 447-1151