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The Movement to Online Learning in Time of COVID-19

April 15, 2020 | By cotestmanufacturer

Manufacturers in the plumbing and HVAC/R industry move to webinars and online videos to provide ongoing educational opportunities for the trades.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and governments restricting businesses and public gatherings, many manufacturers serving the plumbing and HVAC/R industries are reaching out to contractors providing new or revised online learning opportunities for trades.

Following is far from extensive listing of learning opportunities, many of them free, for contractors to learn from home (we’ll add more as we become aware of them):

    • Viessmann has just launched its Viessmann Academy Webinars, running free training webinars on a wide variety of topics. Typically one hour in length, the web-training sessions are intended for contractors, distributors, engineers and sales representatives. Pre-registration is required for webinars. Check out Viessmann’s  Twitter or Facebook pages to keep up to date with the latest webinar topics.
    • Navien is offering live and on-demand digital training via webinar. Real time live virtual training sessions are hosted by Navien product trainers, and prerecorded on-demand webinars are available for contractors to watch at their convenience. See the current webinar list here: https://training.navieninc.com/virtual_classes.php
    • Through its social media channels Rheem has announced complimentary training webinars, condensed versions of their Innovation Learning Center classes in one-hour, online sessions. Check out @rheem on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date, or visit rheemtraining.com view Rheem’s e-learning calendar along with an overview of e-learning courses, a library of resources and install videos.
    • Triangle Tube has introduced free Live Video Training sessions, visit Facebook or Twitter for times and topics.  Triangle Tube also hosts a selection of on-line How To Videos on its website.
    • Trane offers a variety of online educational resources: https://www.trane.com/commercial/north-america/us/en/education-training/educational-resources-by-type.html
    • Taco also continues to offer its Taco Tuesday webinar series, free one-hour training sessions on the latest HVAC systems, tools, and technologies. The webinars occur Tuesdays at 12 noon ET and feature a residentially-focused or a commercially-focused topic.
    • Calgary-based HBX Controls is offering a variety of webinars in April on topics including:
      Geothermal control overview – April 21 1:30 pm MDT | Sign Up
      Boiler control overview – April 23 1:30 pm MDT | Sign Up
      Zone controls overview – April 30 1:30 pm MDT | Sign Up




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