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Record student attendance at CMPX marks growing interest in mechanicals industry

May 28, 2018 | By Jillian Morgan

CMPX HRAI HVAC skills competition

The Heating Systems Gauntlet is the only skilled trade competition at CMPX.

The Canadian Mechanical and Plumbing Exposition (CMPX) attracted the next generation of skilled workers at its 2018 show, held in March at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, ON.

Student registration was up 28.1 per cent compared to CMPX 2016. A younger audience allowed exhibitors to showcase products and make connections with future customers, according to the show committee.

“It is gratifying to see so many young people interested in an HVAC/R career attending the show and having the opportunity to see our industry first hand,” CMPX chair Dennis Kozina said. “This provides an very optimistic outlook for the workforce needs of our industry going forward.”

The show also offered secondary and post-secondary students with an opportunity to test their skills and task knowledge in the HVAC industry for The Heating Systems Gauntlet.

CMPX 2018 featured a sold-out show floor with over 500 exhibitors. Attendees were able to view new products and technologies in the plumbing and HVAC/R industries.

On the show floor theatre, free educational sessions from industry experts centred on daily themes geared to contracting firm owners and managers, engineers and senior professionals in the mechanicals industry and technicians and contractors.

CMPX is jointly produced by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH). The 2020 show will be held again at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from March 25 to 27. www.cmpxshow.ca



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