Colony Air Conditioning and Heating Among the First in the Nation to Employ Graduates from JDC University

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Local HVAC contractor expands its workforce by taking advantage of the industry's most innovative training program.

The university is unique because it actually includes real-world service calls with real homeowners as part of its curriculum.

Colony Air Conditioning and Heating is proud to announce that it has added 2 air conditioning and heating technicians to its workforce by hiring graduates of the nation’s most innovative HVAC training program. JDC University, located in Irving Texas, is the first to combine classroom and live laboratory training with real-world service calls with real homeowners. Students are allowed to use their newly learned technical skills to interact with homeowners by diagnosing heating or cooling problems, performing actual repairs, and collecting for services performed.

“This is a well-rounded curriculum that takes learning to a whole new level by including customer service training along with technical training”, states Katherine Everett, VP of Colony air Conditioning and Heating. “We are pleased to welcome recent graduates Miguel Hernandez, a Navy veteran, and Keith Menchen to our employee family.”

The University primarily targets its recruiting efforts toward returning veterans from all branches of the military. It is committed to helping these individuals take the next steps to a successful career and future. “We’re excited about the University because it fulfills two huge needs -- finding qualified HVAC technicians and helping veterans ease back into the private sector,” states Everett.    According to JDC, “the number one need for HVAC contractors is skilled, trained technicians. The current shortage of technicians in North America is reported to be as high as 25,000 open positions. This number is estimated to grow to well over 100,000 in just a few short years.”

Everett states, “High school students are virtually oblivious to this important career; a career that has allowed the southern states to expand and prosper; a career so integral to our lives that it involves life or death in cases of extreme heat or cold. We are thankful that the university is a local resource for finding high quality technical help that will help us grow and consistently maintain our quality service and quality employee standards.”

Colony Air Conditioning and Heating is an award-winning a/c and heating company, providing air conditioner and heater repair, service, maintenance and installation to residents of Frisco, Plano, Carrollton, Lewisville, Flower Mound and surrounding areas in North Texas since 1977. The company is family-owned and specializes in offering prompt service and high efficiency equipment as well as environmentally-friendly, green products. Other Colony distinctions include "Best of Business 2010" in Frisco Texas, and a Carrier 4-time President's Award Winner; the only 4-time winner in North Texas.

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Colony Air Conditioning and Heating
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