Tuba City, Arizona

Twenty-three employees of various Navajo Nation Head Start agencies attended a four-day hands-on maintenance workshop in Tuba City. The training experience covered hands-on wiring and plumbing, servicing of forced-air gas and electric furnaces, and preventive maintenance procedures. Each attendee was issued a digital meter at the beginning of the workshop, and it was used throughout the training to allow time for learning how to use the test equipment safely and properly. The attendees then took their meters with them back to their agencies for use on the job.

The workshop was coordinated by Lee Willie Jr. (at right in the photo below), Facility Supervisor for the Navajo Head Start in Tuba City.

 

Other topics covered in the workshop were carbon monoxide safety and carbon monoxide alarms, combustion analysis of fuel burning equipment, wiring switches and receptacles, soldering copper tubing, conducting temperature rise tests of heating equipment, using schematic diagrams to troubleshoot electrical problems in furnaces, and establishing and maintaining an effective preventive maintenance program. Jim Johnson of Technical Training Associates, served as the workshop leader.

 

 

Nashville, Tennessee

Facilities maintenance personnel from ten PHA's (Public Housing Authorities) located throughout the Southeast attended a hands-on maintenance training workshop in Nashville. Workshop topics included facilities electrical systems troubleshooting, plumbing repairs, combustion analysis and carbon monoxide safety for water heaters and gas furnaces, and troubleshooting and servicing forced-air electric heating systems.

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New Town, North Dakota

Employees of the Fort Berthold Housing Authority in New Town, North Dakota participated in an on-site training workshop centered on electrical systems repair and preventive maintenance, and the installation, troubleshooting, and servicing of gas furnaces for maximum efficiency. The hands-on training included the proper use of test instruments, electrical safety, replacing circuit breakers and other electrical system components. In addition to overall troubleshooting and service procedures related to gas furnace servicing, specific equipment models owned by the housing authority were used to expand the training to specific troubleshooting and part replacement procedures.

The workshop was coordinated by Kathy Church, who attended the training along with Rainbow K. Goodbear, Anthony A. Halvorson, Linnette R. Reed, Victor Three Irons, John Mossett, John Tschaekofske, George T. Goodleft, Jr., Gary Snow, and Raymond C. Yellow Wolf, Jr.

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Mahnomen, Minnesota

Twenty-seven employees of various agencies from Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota attended a four-day workshop in Mahnomen, Minnesota. The training focused on preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of facility electrical systems and equipment. Topics covered in the hands-on workshop also included  plumbing, and servicing gas furnaces and electric heating systems. Each attendee was issued a take home, professional level digital meter that will be used on the job to perform electrical checks and temperature testing, as well as fuel pressure testing on natural and LP gas furnaces and water heaters.

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Phoenix, Arizona

Groups of maintenance and service technicians from housing authorities in Arizona and Colorado, along with others from schools in New Mexico, and heating and air conditioning contractors in Pennsylvania, gathered in Phoenix for a training workshop on hands-on mechanical and  electrical systems maintenance and troubleshooting, plumbing repairs, forced air furnace servicing, and preventive maintenance programs. Other topics covered in this workshop included the proper use of test instruments, which was integrated as part of the training relative to the take-home, professional grade digital meter that was issued to each participant to take home for use on the job. Attendees were also issued take-home workbooks that were used as a guide during the training.

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Vicksburg, Mississippi

Fifteen employees of the Vicksburg, Mississippi Housing Authority attended a two-day on-site training, "Mechanical and Electrical Systems Maintenance and Troubleshooting" during which they wired HVACR electrical circuits, and used test instruments to test components and troubleshoot circuits. Information on building wiring systems was also covered, and repairs were made and updates accomplished to electrical systems. Attendees also spent an extra day after the electrical workshop, learning about drywall repair, along with hanging and drywall and prepping for finishing. Attendees were also issued take-home workbooks that were used as a guide during the training.

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Phoenix, Arizona

Twenty-eight technicians, some from local HVAC contractors, others from nearby schools, hospitals and housing authorities, and some from out-of-state locations, attended a four-day HVAC System Performance workshop. Hands-on electrical troubleshooting, along with refrigeration system servicing, air flow, psychrometrics, and combustion were the topics covered. Attendees were issued a professional-grade, take-home digital meter and workbooks and manuals. The technicians also took certification exams on EPA Refrigerant Recovery and System Performance.

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Nashville, Tennessee

Eighteen employees of the Nashville Housing Authority participated in a two-day workshop on HVACR electrical troubleshooting, refrigeration system evaluation, and preventive maintenance procedures. The on-site training experience also covered electrical safety, working with digital meters to test motors, relays, transformers, printed circuit boards, and contactors. A detailed review of schematic diagrams and how to use them effectively in troubleshooting and isolating the source of a problem in an HVACR electrical system was also accomplished. 

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New Town, North Dakota

Employees of the Fort Berthold Housing Authority participated in a two-day hands-on wiring and gas furnace servicing workshop. Participants learned to work with digital multimeters, and wired residential electrical circuits that included GFCI receptacles, split receptacles, three-way and four-way switches. In addition to the hands-on electrical wiring projects, participants, under the guidance of the workshop leader  evaluated electrical distribution panels, and performed furnace start-ups, and were also able to troubleshoot specific problems at residences in order to be able to perform proper repairs.

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Walker, Minnesota

Maintenance staff employees from housing authorities, schools and casinos in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin,  gathered in Walker, Minnesota for a hands-on maintenance training workshop. The four day training covered electrical safety, proper use of test instruments, hands-on wiring and equipment maintenance training for residential and commercial buildings, and troubleshooting and servicing gas and electric furnaces for maximum efficiency. Participants were issued a take-home digital meter that was used during the workshop, and taken back to their workplace for use on the job.

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Nashville, Tennessee

Twenty-two employees of the Nashville Housing Authority attended a three-day, hands-on, on-site workshop on refrigeration system servicing and EPA certification. In addition to the certification exam and EPA update training, participants learned how to properly recover refrigerants, evacuate a system & recharge equipment, as well as evaluate system problems and troubleshoot.

 

Ak-Chin Indian Community, Arizona

Ten employees of the Ak-Chin Indian Community Housing Authority participated in a two-day, hands-on, on-site workshop on hands-on wiring and equipment maintenance. The workshop focused on electrical safety, proper use of digital test instruments, and participants wired receptacles, GFCI circuits, three-way and four-way switch circuits and split receptacles, and they also learned how to troubleshooting electrical circuit problems. Each attendees was issued a take-home, professional grade digital meter that they also used during the training, and an interactive study manual that was used during the workshop, and taken back to their workplace for use on the job.

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Housing authority maintenance staff from Arizona, along with hospital, school and other facility maintenance personnel from New Mexico,  Wisconsin, and Washington attended a four-day hands-on maintenance training workshop in Albuquerque. The training covered electrical safety, proper use of test instruments, hands-on wiring, pumps and motors, and preventive maintenance training for residential and commercial buildings, along with troubleshooting and servicing gas and electric furnaces. Participants were issued a take-home digital meter and fuel pressure test device that was used during the workshop, and taken back to their workplace for use on the job.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Employees of Clean Sweep Environmental, a private firm that specializes in chimney cleaning, radon testing, fireplace installation, and duct cleaning attended a workshop on carbon monoxide safety and combustion analysis in Santa Fe. The two-day, on-site training covered the fundamentals of CO safety, proper installation and testing of CO alarms, monitoring carbon dioxide levels in buildings, the effects of low level CO poisoning, and the process of proper combustion in fuel-burning equipment. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants accomplished a proctored certification exam on the subjects of carbon monoxide and combustion analysis. Attendees were also issued an interactive study manual that was used during the workshop, and taken back to their workplace for use on the job.

 

Parker, Arizona

Employees of the Bluewater Casino & Resort participated in a two-day, hands-on, on-site workshop on electricity. The first day of the workshop focused on electrical safety, proper use of digital test instruments, and participants wired receptacles, GFCI circuits, three-way and four-way switch circuits and split receptacles, and they also learned how to troubleshooting electrical circuit problems. On day two, the training covered HVACR electrical circuit fundamentals and using schematic diagrams to troubleshoot, and the wiring projects involved building a comfort cooling circuit one step at a time.  Each attendees was issued a take-home, professional grade digital meter that they also used during the training, and an interactive study manual that was used during the workshop, and taken back to their workplace for use on the job. The workshop was coordinated by Mike Stewart.

 

Ak-Chin Indian Community, Arizona

Employees of the Ak-Chin Indian Community Housing Authority  participated in a two-day, hands-on, on-site workshop on troubleshooting & servicing residential air conditioning systems. The first day of the workshop focused on service and maintenance procedures relative to refrigeration and air flow systems maintenance, diagnosis and troubleshooting problems. On day two, the training session was on EPA Section 608 certification for some of those in attendance, and R-410A certification for others. The workshop was coordinated by Rey Alavarez.

 

Greenwood, South Carolina

Maintenance department employees of the Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works department attended a two-day, hands-on, on-site workshop on gas furnace servicing. The first day of the workshop covered combustion, venting burner troubleshooting and furnace air flow systems. On day two, the focus was on electrical circuit fundamentals and using schematic diagrams to troubleshoot gas furnace ignition systems, safety controls and motors. The workshop was coordinated by Jason Willard.

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