Virtual Training 101

By Mike Moore, Director of Training, HVAC Learning Solutions

As our industry strives to develop and retain skilled workers, keep in mind that it's more important to hire good people with good people skills than to sign on employees who know a lot about the HVAC industry. How can I say that? Because I know the terrific virtual and online classes we offer at HVAC Learning Solutions.

With a small investment, we can help train your team from afar - with outstanding results.

We have such in-depth training classes available online that we can take someone with little experience and teach them what you need for them to know. And we can do it in a way that saves you time and, ultimately, money. Our virtual classes mirror our instructor-led curriculum, with courses in the following areas: technical, sales, general management and owners, office management, and customer service.

Case and point: Virtual BuildATech®

So, how does it work? Take a look at the Virtual BuildATech® course - on special through the end of October for $1,600 (regularly $3,000). In as little as four weeks, a brand-new employee with little or no HVAC experience can become a skilled member of your team. The self-paced curriculum takes workers on average three to six months to complete, giving them the chance to learn on the job.

They'll train at your company for at least a week before they begin the virtual class, which is modeled after our proven instructor-led BuildATech® program. Once the online program starts, an employee attends a series of self-paced webinars, including access to a 3D HVAC troubleshooting simulation. This virtual house call allows the learning tech to experience a service appointment from the comfort of their own laptop - without the pressure of a homeowner watching them.

As employees work through the virtual curriculum, they'll take five tests at their own workplace, monitored by a manager who will serve as a proctor with the help of a guide provided by HVAC Learning Solutions. The proctor can help assess the employee's progress and whether they're truly grasping the material.

Value that earns loyalty

Any one of our valuable virtual learning courses can enrich your employees' knowledge base, and some even give them practical experience. With this investment in their career, they'll not only be more knowledgeable - they'll be more more engaged, and loyal to your organization. All of which may lead to less turnover.

So visit today and take advantage of the virtual learning opportunities that can elevate every area of your business.

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