“The map includes a section on ‘green’ or clean energy jobs within the industry, jobs with a mission to design, build and operate high-quality, healthier and more energy-efficient homes and commercial or industrial buildings.”
Joe Sarubbi, Project Coordinator, IREC
Designed for a diverse audience of educators, career-advisors, job-seekers, employers, policy-makers, and workforce professionals, the climate control technology career map demonstrates the breadth of the HVAC/R industry, some of its critical occupations, and the multitude of advancement routes (over 150) between jobs and sectors in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technologies (HVAC/R).
A unique tool, the map describes diverse occupations across the industry, charting possible progression between them and identifying types of credentials necessary to do them well. It includes a section on “green” jobs, those with a mission to design, build and operate healthier, more energy-efficient homes and commercial and industrial buildings.
The Careers in Climate Control Technology career map was developed by IREC in conjunction with Santa Rosa Junior College for California’s Community College system, and a panel of subject matter experts (SMEs) from across the HVAC/R industry.
The inspiration for this map came from the Solar Career Map developed by IREC in 2013 with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative.