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New full trade emersion education is adding diversity to tech trades

Recognizing women in tech means celebrating successes, highlighting inspiring women to provide references for the next generation, and giving these influential and impactful women a platform to share their voices.

My daughter took an introduction to the trades at 17. She has a natural curiosity to learn practical skills. Her father is a red seal welder and she saw a semester-long trades program, where they would learn how to build a functioning bathroom including plumbing, electrical and drywall. The program also gained several college credits and tickets, including first aid skills. Getting to experience each area showed them new options including apprenticeships and industries that use these skills.

Many structured university education pathways do not offer shorter training programs and do not attract many females with tech and gaming skills, or sales/support experience into new industries, due to cost and hours of classroom commitment. Yet this segment thrives on learning a new technology. There is a keen interest in environmental

The Lever report also found that 42% of Gen Zers would rather be at a company that gives them a sense of purpose than one that pays more. Stressing the impact of energy studies, decarbonization and optimized HVAC systems have on the environment, attracts women and newcomers

Feedback from contractors/owners in construction, when asked about their experience with women on their team, was they were reliable and had great communication skills.

My daughter does not have a clear path of what her education looks like for next year, but she did enjoy doing the electrical for her bathroom, perhaps a career in automated buildings. HVAC is not that far off.

Following are industry-specific apprenticeships, courses and programs that train, upskill and connect companies and skilled workers in our industry.

Bridging the Tech Opportunity Gap with a specialized curriculum in computer programming for Building Automation Controls.
ASP offers a better way to upskill, retain, and find emerging technology teams while managing labor costs. 
Through our 90-day Apprenticeship Exploration Program, you will be able to learn what it takes to get your foot in the door to get that specialized experience required to land your dream job.
Cochrane Supply is dedicated to developing expert Systems Integrators. Cochrane Tech Services provides comprehensive, world-class training programs, where you will gain the knowledge you need to succeed
We provide proven online training and skill assessment solutions that enable companies and professionals to increase their BAS knowledge, expertise, and profitability as fast as possible without sacrificing their budgets.
The BACnet Institute (TBI) is an online learning environment that serves as a central source for globally relevant information and education related to BACnet. It provides an easy path to BACnet learning and knowledge for everyone involved with BACnet systems through a broad range of content in a variety of formats to meet the needs of its diverse community.

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