PHOTOS: Frum Community’s First-Ever HVAC Course

PHOTOS: The Frum community’s first ever HVAC-R course began today. About 15 men took part in the Learn & Network and Ocean County’s Vocational Training School-coordinated class, which offers top notch professional training with special sensitivity to the Frum students’ needs.

The course, which comes at the heels of the launch of Learn and Network’s plumbing course, will be training students in all of the basic skills necessary for residential HVAC including: maintenance, installation and repair of heating, air conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment, and basic theory and operation of mechanical components and electrical controls.

Learn & Network tells TLS they will be offering next an Electric course and Automotive course.

To inquire about either course, you can contact Learn and Network at 732-987-7704 and [email protected].

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  1. Just a question…This seem very nice, but is what we need to solve the parnasah situation that there should be twenty more plumbers in this town and twenty more air conditioning repairmen and twenty more auto mechanics all fighting for the same jobs? This is people looking for a “quick fix” by taking a short two-month course. What we need is for people to take courses that may be long and challenging, but will result in the long-term solution of people in the community possessing actual skills which are marketable beyond the community. Only in this way will we be successful in increasing the economy of the community as a whole instead of just shuffling the same money from person to person and having jobs devalued by flooding of the existing markets. Just one man’s opinion.

  2. Why is the parnassa expo being on a TUESDAY? What are all the people that are WORKING suppose to do if they would like to attend for networking purposes??

  3. Nat, I would like to know who you call when your toilet doesn’t flush, or a frozen pie in the winter. My plumber if you can get him takes $75 a pop. A/C in the summer $150. No heat in a freeze, forget it. Not so bad for just shuffling money back and forth.

  4. To # 1. you are correct but take a look around you there are more and more short courses these days and that is what is fludding the market. take a look at accounting in brooklyn. Everyone is going to cope. They have more course now than they did a year and a half ago when i was there and I still cant find a full time job. B”H I was zocheh to a seasonal job in an accounting office but I am still looking for a job.

  5. #1 Why should anyone learn how to do anything? So that they can all fight for the same nursing jobs, Special ed jobs, speech and OT jobs, doctor lawyer and accountant jobs? Good for them that they are going and getting trained in a trade instead of sitting and doing nothing because they dont know what to do or how to do anything but take money from others.
    They are being responsible, learning how to use their talents and they can be hired by different companies locally or out of lkwd but they are at least taking the first step.
    It definitely does help the parnassah situation a step ahead of where it is without any training. Maybe some of them can go into business together or one big company can hire all of them.
    Please dont put down this beautiful new idea to help the community. I hope every one of them is proud to be a part of that class and HKBH does the rest cuz He is the one that decides Parnassah.

  6. This should be a wake up call to many people. Although it may be too late for some people, make sure your children are taking English seriously when they are young so they don’t have to go through hardship later. I know too many people that are going for a GED at age 30. This is ludicrous as they could have just spent some time listening in English instead of figuring out how to get an order from glatt bite. In addition, anyone that could take college course should do so NOW. Don’t wait until you are ten years in kollel and are starting to look for a parnassa.

  7. This is an idea long in coming.

    On January 23, 2009, I emailed the following memorandum to the district central office:

    “Currently we have about 25,000 school age children in town, eighty percent of which are in the independent district. The community school can help bring adequate education to these children. We can offer guidelines for standardized curriculum, professional practices, teacher training courses, and accountability. . . . [W]e have the potential to become not only the biggest and most important community school anywhere if we could actually open up opportunities for children in the independent district, perhaps increasing our district wide enrollment by 500% and commensurate state funding with alternative methods of distributing education, but we can do a lot of good to further citizenship in Lakewood. There is no other district in America of this magnitude, that has within its boundaries five times the number of children than it actually serves. We can do great things.”

    Instead of following my recommendation, the district closed down the community school. We are by far the largest employer with the biggest budget, capacity and most advanced technical equipment in town. We will serve the people. I have not given up.

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