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    TPC Training, opinions?

    I'm planning on attending TPC's seminar on A/C and Refrigeration
    https://live.tpctraining.com/public-...-refrigeration

    Just wondering if anyone's done it and can tell me if it was worth the $1100 they ask for it.

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    It looks like it is designed for in-house corporate employees who are not generally skilled in the HVACR trade.


    There is a lot of verbiage about "efficiency" and "maintenance schedules." These two terms lead me to believe the course description was written by a sales person who is aiming to satisfy the desires of corporate facility departments, whose desire is always to lower costs and make themselves look good to the higher-ups. In order to lower costs, they want to bring lower cost people into performing HVAC maintenance. In this way, they do not have to bring in "real" HVAC professionals.

    It does not look like it is designed to be a valuable resource for those not working in an in-house environment.

    But...you asked.
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    Interesting, Well, I guess I'll go and see what it's all about. I am in house for the most part, though I mainly jump around fixing everything rather than shutting systems like that down for PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivero View Post
    Interesting, Well, I guess I'll go and see what it's all about. I am in house for the most part, though I mainly jump around fixing everything rather than shutting systems like that down for PM.
    If you are in house, they should be paying you for this.
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    Yeah, of course.

    Just still wondering if it's worth it or not, don't like to waste money, no matter whose it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivero View Post
    Yeah, of course.

    Just still wondering if it's worth it or not, don't like to waste money, no matter whose it is.
    If they send you, it's their call on the value. See if you can soak up something valuable. Feel free to post back with your report.
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    I took one of their classes years ago, it was a two days event and after the first day I decided not to waste my time on day two, in a nutshell, clueless instructors teaching basic stuff.
    There is not better place for the working men than the union! 100% UA the only HVAC union!

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    Lol.

    Sounds comforting. Well, I'll go and see how it is, hopefully it's worth something.

    Where does one go for an advanced training class, like some of the stuff you guys see, the more complicated things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivero View Post
    Lol.

    Sounds comforting. Well, I'll go and see how it is, hopefully it's worth something.

    Where does one go for an advanced training class, like some of the stuff you guys see, the more complicated things.
    OEM's (JCI,Trane,Carrier,Daikin) offer the best training there is also Entech sales their chiller classes are phenomenal.
    There is not better place for the working men than the union! 100% UA the only HVAC union!

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    Okay, I've so far only attended some shorter classes at a local parts store called Tropic Supply, and they were all pretty good. Just looking for something a bit more advanced, I deal with commercial reach in's, walk in fridges and freezers and occasionally, appliances.

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