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W O R K F O R M E / S P R I N G 2 0 2 2 22 Maine Energy Marketers Association Technical Education Center 25 Greenwood Road, Brunswick, ME 04011 PHONE: 207.729.5298 DEAN/LEAD INSTRUCTOR: Dan Weber HEADQUARTERS: Brunswick, ME MEMA Technical Education Center brings the HVAC trades to high schools across Maine. The increasing need in a growing field for well-trained technicians in heating, ventilation, air con- ditioning, and refrigeration (also known as HVAC-R) is plentiful across the state of Maine. According to Stepwise Data Research conducted in 2018, there are 5,000 jobs as a direct result of the heating fuel industry and 4,500 indirect jobs. There are almost 10,000 jobs in the state of Maine alone and more jobs being created every day. It is for this reason that the industry was inspired to create MEMA Technical Education Center (MTEC). n E X P A N D E D T R A I N I N G F A C I L I T Y In the summer and fall of 2018, MTEC expanded their school to 4,000 square feet, creating the largest HVAC training lab in New England whereby students would receive a comprehensive hands-on training. "The thoroughness of the hands-on training is unlike what you would get anywhere else in the Northeast," says MEMA's VP, Megan Diver. C O M P A N Y P R O F I L E W E W E L C O M E F I E L D T R I P S MTEC encourages high schools and technical institutes across the state to reach out to schedule class field trips to their training facility or have an MTEC representative come speak to the students directly. J O B P L A C E M E N T Since their expansion in late 2018, MTEC has added two new instructors and is offering up to five full HVAC-R training programs each year. Being industry owned has created a 95% job placement making the program a great success. This is a win-win situation for the companies in need of good technicians and for students learning a trade. S p o n s o r e d P r o f i l e

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