This May, to reaffirm its commitment to the next generation of aspiring HVAC technicians, Bosch Thermotechnology donated a variety of HVAC units – including a four-ton SM split system unit, a two-ton BP package vertical unit and a four-ton SM package vertical unit – to the Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School in Coconut Creek, Florida.
During the visit to the school to unveil the units, Adrian Smith and Brett Climan from Bosch Thermotechnology met Brian Youngblood, certified master HVAC-R educator who helps run the HVAC classes at the high school, and his students. As they toured the technical classroom and lab, Bosch staff answered the students’ questions on the units and discussed the HVAC industry with the future technicians.
“It was very obvious that these students are eager to learn and gain hands-on experience,” said Adrian Smith, technical service associate at Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. “This opportunity allowed us to introduce the units and provide technical support, as well as engage with young professionals and give back to the community.”
In September 2016, Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. donated a five-ton inverter ducted split (IDS) system condensing unit and air handler to the school’s HVAC laboratory. The IDS air handler and condensing section are used to train HVAC students in the Florida Department of Education Architecture and Construction Career Cluster program “Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology (I470203),” giving them real-world HVAC experience.
“We’re very grateful to Bosch for partnering with us and providing their equipment so we can share the newest technology with our students,” Youngblood said.
About Atlantic Technical College – A community educational resource since 1973
Founded in 1973, Atlantic Technical College is an innovative career and technical education center providing a wide range of educational opportunities for adults and select secondary students. ATC places major emphasis on high skill and high demand occupational programs designed to meet the current and future needs of business, industry, and the community. Over the years, four major construction phases have been added to help the college keep pace with program expansion, community growth, and labor market demands. Today, more than 7,200 students attend classes offered days, evenings, and Saturdays. ATC has expanded to serve students in Broward County by adding two additional campuses; the Atlantic Technical College – Arthur Ashe, Jr. Campus in Ft. Lauderdale and the ATC ESOL Center located on the Coconut Creek High School campus. The twenty buildings and the portables on the Main campus house classrooms, labs, offices, and support services for over thirty-five Certificate and Applied Technology Diploma programs, many continuing workforce education courses, and the Magnet High School. Programs are concentrated in 9 high-demand occupational clusters:
- Architecture & Construction
- Automotive & Transportation Technology
- Business Management and Administration
- Health Sciences
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Information Technology
About Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.
Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. is a leading source of high quality heating, cooling and hot water systems. The Company offers Bosch tankless, point-of-use and electric water heaters, Bosch and Buderus floor-standing and wall-hung boilers, Bosch and FHP water-source, geothermal and air-source heat pump systems, as well as controls and accessories for every product line.
Bosch Thermotechnology is committed to reinventing energy efficiency by offering smart products that work together as integrated systems that enhance quality of life in an ultra-efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
Bosch strives to bring the most energy-efficient and environmentally responsible products to global consumers. In delivering the best products at affordable prices to our markets, Bosch has established multiple collaborations and joint ventures on a global scale to bring the latest technologies to North America. All global manufacturing facilities must adhere to stringent quality standards in order to provide the trusted Bosch brand.
For more information, visit www.boschheatingandcooling.com