June 25, 2018

Focus: Energy

Expanded energy training center signals growing demand for skilled technicians

Photo / Courtesy Maine Energy Marketers Association
Photo / Courtesy Maine Energy Marketers Association
Maine Energy Marketers Association students got some immediate training when they installed high-efficiency wall-hung boilers in MEMA’s expanded training space.

Demand for HVAC technicians is on the rise. That’s led to the state-of-art expansion of the Maine Energy Marketers Association’s Technical Education Center, training students in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration.

The center has doubled its student capacity to 800, from enrollment of 400 last year.

The industry has good-paying opportunities, but not enough people entering the trade, says MEMA President Jamie Py.

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