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9:30 am 
New IGSHPA Installation & Service Technician Certifications

The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) has developed two new technician certifications, making the key skills installers and service professionals need to know more accessible.  To further encourage access, four of the major heat pump manufacturers from ClimateMaster, Enertech, and WaterFurnace have all agreed to incorporate these certification programs into their factory equipment training courses.  Delivery of the courses is just getting underway in 2024 and this session will bring you up to date on the expansion of these efforts.

• Jeff Hammond / IGSHPA
• John Thomas / WaterFurnace International
• Ed Davis / Enertech Global
• Mike Hammond / ClimateMaster

11:00 am
Getting Serious About Workforce Development

In areas like New York and Massachusetts with strong state incentives, coupled with the federal IRA and other programs – the demand for GSHP installations is starting to take off.  What needs to be done to ensure the workforce is ready meet the moment?  This panel will discuss what steps are being taken and what other elements need to be added to have the workforce not become a barrier to the most efficient means of building electrification.  Emphasis will be given to the key role of organized labor organizations as the largest projects will require prevailing wage with an apprenticeship program.

• Rachel Carpitella / Sustainable Westchester
• Jack DiEnna / IGSHPA
• John Murphy / UA
• Wayne Mackey / Laborers' Local 17
• Dave Bowers / IUOE, Local 150
• Adele Ferranti / NYSERDA

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