September 22, 2020
MINNEAPOLIS—ECMC Education today announced a partnership with Women in HVACR (WHVACR) to support career pathways for women in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. The partnership signifies ECMC Education’s commitment to highlighting career and technical education as a viable option for all types of learners.
“Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an ongoing demand for skilled workers in the HVAC-R industry,” said Todd Steele, president, ECMC Education. “This partnership will allow us to highlight a viable career path for women while helping address the skills gap employers are facing with a pipeline of new talent.”
Through this partnership, ECMC Education and WHVACR will support one another by providing educational opportunities, offering scholarships, and increasing opportunities for women to enter and advance in the field.
“By partnering with ECMC Education, we further extend our mission to provide professional avenues to connect with women growing their careers in the HVACR industry,” said Karen DeSousa, president, WHVACR. “We are exceedingly proud of our network of women working to grow in their careers, and our partnerships help us grow our network of resources designed to empower them.”
About ECMC Education
ECMC Education is a nonprofit provider of educational solutions rooted in innovation, employer collaboration and industry stewardship to generate superior learner outcomes. The organization operates schools under the Altierus Career College brand and offers a range of training solutions designed to help learners achieve their educational goals as well as assist employers in solving talent and skill gaps.
About Women in HVACR
Women in HVACR exists to improve the lives of our members by providing professional avenues to connect with other women growing their careers in the HVACR industry. We empower women to succeed through networking opportunities, mentoring and education.