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Update: Online Learning Opportunities from Industry Manufacturers

May 6, 2020 | By HPAC Magazine

An updated, but far from extensive, listing of learning opportunities available so contractors can learn new skills from home.

In these times of social distancing 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 an updated but far from extensive listing of learning opportunities available, many of them free, so contractors can learn new skills from home (we’ll add more as we become aware of them):

  • Viessmann Academy Webinars are 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 pre-recorded 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
  • Coffee with Caleffi is a monthly complimentary one-hour training webinar conducted by Caleffi personnel.
  • Danfoss has created a free contractor-focused webinar series: Five Steps to Your Perfect Workday. The webinars will cover five topics for increased jobsite productivity. Registration is open for individual webinars at https://www.danfoss.com/en-us/about-danfoss/news/dcs/five-steps-to-your-perfect-workday/
  • Emerson is offering free access to industry and product learning modules through the end of 2020.
  • Lochinvar hosts LochinvarU on its website offering video tutorials on its products.
  • Through its social media channels Rheem links to 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 to view Rheem’s e-learning calendar along with an overview of e-learning courses, a library of resources and install videos.
  • Taco 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. Sessions are recorded and hosted on the Taco Comfort Solutions website and YouTube channel
  • Testo is hosting a series of live HVAC webinars in May, check out Facebook for upcoming topics and to register.
  • 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
  • Pump manufacturer Armstrong has an ongoing roster of webinars in the month of May. View the line-up here: https://armstrongfluidtechnology.com/en-gb/resources-and-tools/education-and-training/webinar-library
  • Viega is making free online training available to contractors, distributors and others offering classes in such subjects as ProPress, MegaPress and PureFlow PEX, as well as radiant and flushing systems training: https://www.viega.us/en/service/training.html
  • Viega is also launching TechTalk LIVE!, Zoom webinars discussing topics and answering questions in real time. The webinars will be held every other Wednesday at noon or 6 p.m. CT. The sessions are free, but registration is required. Find out more on LinkedIN, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Calgary-based HBX Controls hosts a video training archive on its site: http://www.hbxcontrols.com/archive.php
  • HeatLink has created a series of Quick Tip videos as guides for the use of their products.






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