Congratulations to Northwest-Shoals Community College’s Power 5 HVAC Apprenticeship program!
Located at Northwest-Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals, the Power 5 HVAC Apprenticeship program has recently received top honors from the Alabama Governor’s office. Initially selected for Region 1 recognition in North Alabama and highlighted at the Regional Work-Based Learning event to share best practices in work-based learning, the Power 5 HVAC program progressed to the final Governor’s Seal of Excellence in Work-Based Learning selection announced in early March.
From its beginnings in January of 2020, Power5 HVAC was the first nationally-recognized competency-based HVAC apprenticeship program in Alabama. By combining an Associate of Occupational Technology Degree (AOT) in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology and two years of paid industry experience, students prepare for a career in HVAC. The synchronization of related technical instruction at NW-SCC and the on-the-job training with approved, local business sponsors produces successful HVAC professionals who are capable of complex problem-solving upon graduation.
The final presentation and honors will occur at the Governor’s Work-Based Learning Summit to be held in Birmingham, Alabama on April 12-13, 2022 by the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship. The event will feature four top programs and the final Governor’s Seal of Excellence in Work-Based Learning awards presented by Governor Kay Ivey. The four programs to be honored at the state level are:
- Northwest-Shoals Community College’s Power 5 HVAC
- Hope Inspired Ministries
- University of West Alabama Department of Communications
- Gadsden City Schools’ Rainbow Cafe
>> Registration for the Governor’s Work-Based Learning Summit