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AHR Expo Presents Scholarship
Feb 23, 2004
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Proceeds from the entry fee of the second annual AHR Expo Innovation Awards competition are being donated to the Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology (RACT) program at San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) in Bakersfield, California.

The U.S. $5,350 in scholarship money will benefit RACT students at SJVC as students develop skills and train to become certified service technicians in the HVAC&R industry.

"We see this as a win-win situation for everyone involved. The industry benefits from learning about product innovation, and an educational program is rewarded for teaching about innovations in products and technology to new generations of industry professionals," said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company (IEC), which produces and manages the AHR Expo.

The RACT curriculum and training focuses on diagnostic practices, customer relations, the science of heating and cooling principles, and basic theories of electricity. Students are taught how to operate, maintain, and repair residential and commercial equipment. In addition, the program emphasizes hands-on learning so students put their classroom knowledge into immediate practice.

Upon completion of the 14-month program, SJVC graduates are prepared for an entry-level technician position in a high-demand field. Graduates of the RACT program at SJVC earn an Associate of Science degree, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and HVAC Excellence certification, as well as Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry (ARI) competency testing.

The AHR Expo Innovation Awards Scholarship is presented to a HVAC&R Vocational school in the region of each year's AHR Expo. According to show management, the Innovation Awards competition is designed to encourage product innovation, as well as provide vocational school scholarships for HVAC&R students. The 2005 AHR Expo will be in Orlando, FL, U.S., Feb. 7-9.

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