About NW HVAC/R
The Northwest HVAC/R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) Association was originally formed in 1958 by the involvement of HVAC/R contractors and the local utilities to provide heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration training while providing a forum for passing along information to promote safety in HVAC/R service and installation. Today, they are the leading membership organization representing HVAC/R contractors, businesses and maintenance departments in the Northwest.
The NW HVAC/R Training Center is a fully accredited private vocational college with the goal of training and updating the skills of technicians currently employed and those individuals beginning a career in the HVAC/R industry. The training applies directly to the HVAC/R industry, tailored to meet the educational and job placement needs of its students and their future employers.
2021 Message from the Executive Director
It has been my privilege and pleasure to serve as the Executive Director of this organization for over 20 years, working within such a dynamic and essential industry. HVAC/R affects the lives of every person, every building, and is one of the keynote industries for future innovations from power plant generations and natural gas pipelines, to increased Workforce demands that provide career satisfaction and stability with HVAC/R jobs at the top of the Trades Pyramid.
I am looking forward to what our industry will accomplish over the next several years, and how it will successfully overcome the regulatory obstacles set forth by federal and state governments, and continue to provide comfort and conditioned air to the residential and commercial customers it serves throughout the world.
2021 Executive Board of Directors
President- Todd Williams, Inland Power & Light
Vice President- Ryan Souza, Swansons Refrigeration
Treasurer- Kevin Davey, Johnstone Supply
Secretary- Brandon Silva, Refrigeration Supplies Distributor (RSD)
Past President- Shawn Adam, Sturm Heating
1050NW HVAC/R Students Served
99% Students placed since 2011
60Years in business
50+Pieces of on-site equipment
Provides quality education and training, promoting the highest standards of workmanship, improving the quality of installation and service, and facilitating the enforcement of applicable codes and standards of the industry. The organization will gather and disseminate information on industry-related issues and provide input on local, state and federal regulations affecting the HVAC/R trade.
- A comprehensive private vocational college and leader in training excellence for HVAC/R service technicians.
- An employer-based organization to provide employee training that meets the standards of the industry.
- A voice and information gathering body for entities that provide the community with heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration needs.
HVAC/R Service Technician Training Program Objective
To give its graduates the knowledge and skills that allow for maximum growth in a rewarding and interesting career field.