SECU Scholarships Fund Training for Wallace-Dunn HVAC Employees

Curriculum Partners

Have you ever heard the term upskilling? The term describes a relatively recent workplace trend that facilitates continuous learning for employees. Individuals can “up their skills” by participating in training programs and development opportunities that expand an employee’s abilities and minimize any skill gaps they may have.

MCC’s Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program is currently upskilling several Wallace-Dunn HVAC employees in its evening programming. The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology program provides knowledge to develop skills necessary to work with residential and light commercial systems. Topics include mechanical refrigeration, heating and cooling theory, electricity, controls, and safety. The program covers air conditioning, furnaces, heat pumps, tools, instruments, residential building codes, residential system sizing and advanced comfort systems.

“This is another example of how private-public partnerships are meant to work,” explains Andrew Gardner, Dean of Continuing Education for MCC. “Wallace-Dunn employees received full scholarships through our State Employees’ Credit Union relationship. In turn, local citizens are raising their skill levels and expanding their career options.”

The State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation established the SECU Bridge to Career Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to obtain state-regulated or industry-recognized credentials through MCC’s Department of Continuing Education

The Foundation scholarship funds can be used for registration fees, books, certification fees, course supplies and other educational expenditures charged to the student’s MCC account.

Wallace-Dunn HVAC, Incorporated started in 1980, with a focus on commercial construction. Insured and licensed in North and South Carolina, the company plans, specs, designs, and builds commercial systems of all sizes.