Over the next several years, the skilled-trades industry will be a high growth industry with an increase in demand projected through the year 2014. According to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, more than 20,000 technicians are needed each year for its 150 billion dollar a year growing industry. Additionally, technology applied to the profession has increased the demand for Computer Aided Design (CAD) specialists. Part of JTI's long-term strategy is to expand its program offerings to include computer technology. A quote from the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on job outlook for this industry is included below.
"Job prospects for heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers are expected to be excellent, particularly for those with training from an accredited technical school or with formal apprenticeship training, and especially in the fastest growing areas of the country. A growing number of retirements of highly skilled technicians are expected to generate many job openings."
"Because of the increasing sophistication of heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration systems, employers prefer to hire those with technical school training or those who have completed an apprenticeship. Some mechanics and installers, however, still learn the trade informally on the job." [Department of U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos192.htm#outlook]
HVACR in Georgia historically has been via on-the-job training. However, as more and more companies and contractors require licensing and as this industry continues to standardize; especially since more and more HVACR controls become more technologically advanced, training becomes more and more essential, and most often required. HVACR is an industry requiring continued education and training. Therefore, it would be impractical for an employer who is for-profit to train on the job. Therefore, JamTech Institute is the place for you.