HVAC Businesses Donate More Than $14,000 in Equipment for JWCC Program

Three regional heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) businesses recently donated equipment to John Wood Community College. 

T.F. Ehrhart CompanyAire Serv of Quincy and Keck Heating and Air Conditioning are part of a 9 member business advisory council that helped create the courses and certificate for JWCC’s HVAC program that launched this fall.  All three businesses also donated equipment to help train students at JWCC’s Workforce Development Center.

Keck Heating and Air Conditioning supplied two split system air conditioning units valued at $7,600 to be used in the JWCC HVAC lab. 

T.F. Ehrhart donated an Instinct Solo 110 High Efficient Boiler worth $2,289 to use in JWCC’s heating principles class.

Aire Serv of Quincy supplied furnace systems and a heat pump system valued at nearly $5,000 to help students learn to install and service residential and commercial systems.

JWCC is currently training 15 students in the one-year program offered at its Workforce Development Center at 4220 Kochs Lane in Quincy.  Classes are offered in late afternoons and the program features several hours of hands-on learning opportunities with area companies.   

After completing JWCC’s certificate, graduates are in high demand and can make between $12 and $20 per hour at many local, regional and national companies. 

Other businesses serving on the JWCC HVAC Program Advisory Council include Blessing Hospital, Peters Heating & Air, Klingner & Associates, P.C. and  Air Specialists.

More information is available at www.jwcc.edu/hvac or by contacting JWCC admissions at 217.641.4337 or admissions@jwcc.edu. The next session starts January 13.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.