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Take Life by the Hands

Last updated: 08-24-2020

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Take Life by the Hands

We live in a world where technologies and industries are rapidly changing. But one thing remains certain: as long as there are homes and businesses that need heating and cooling, there will be a need for HVAC technicians. And today, that need is stronger than ever.Tech Up is a new initiative by Carrier that seeks to address the shortage of HVAC technicians entering the workforce by raising awareness of the many advantages of this rewarding career path – such as competitive starting salaries, great benefits and entrepreneurial opportunities – and connecting industry professionals with the skilled technicians they need. As a leading manufacturer of innovative HVAC systems, Carrier is proud to head the Tech Up initiative and provide opportunities for the next generation of HVAC technicians to keep America’s homes comfortable and its businesses strong. The Need for Technicians Unfortunately, few young people today are even aware of the HVAC profession, leaving dealers with a severe – and growing – shortage of technicians to sell and service their equipment. There will be an estimated shortage of 400,000 HVAC technicians over the next decade, so it’s vital to reach, educate and empower the next generation of HVAC techs. Through the Tech Up initiative, Carrier is on a mission to show America's young adults that HVAC is an essential business and will always be important. The Program Tech Up can help educate potential technicians about the exciting benefits of a career in the HVAC industry, such as the ability to earn an impressive salary, work with cutting-edge technology and experience a varied routine from day-to-day. For instance, did you know that in 2018, the median salary for HVAC technicians was over $47,000/year*, with many earning much more? Most companies also offer great benefits - even to entry-level technicians - such as paid vacation, 401(k) and healthcare packages. Plus, tech-savvy technicians will get the chance to use their skills through virtual-reality training, working on innovative systems with smart home automation, and using digital apps for diagnostics and repair. And this can be all done in an environment with variety; every day means working in different homes and buildings with different heating and cooling challenges. To learn more about Tech Up and Carrier’s movement to help bridge the tech gap and empower the next generation of HVAC technicians, please visit: https://thisishvac.com/carrier/. *https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/heating-air-conditioning-and-refrigeration-mechanics-and-installers.htm

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