GREENWOOD — The heating, ventilation and air conditioning program at Piedmont Technical College is on its way to becoming the premier training facility in the southeast with the recent addition of a state-of-the-art building.
“We spent many hours in discussion and planning to get the ball rolling,” said David Kibler, interim dean of engineering and industrial technologies. “Now we have a first-class, state-of-the-art training facility that is possibly the best HVAC training facility in the state of South Carolina, and maybe in the southeast.”
The new space is a little over 10,000 square feet in size, which is larger than the space originally provided for the program. The facility features 3,000 square feet of concreted space which houses outside training units as well as hi-tech classrooms, a new super market rack refrigeration trainer and mobile walk-in freezer units.
In all, more than 140 real world trainers are being used.
“What we do is all about changing lives,” said Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Tech. “This is a facility that will change lives for years to come.”
“Our college continues to make major investments of resources to build the best HVAC training facility in the state of South Carolina,” said Keenan Tallent, HVAC program director. “This facility will move our commitment to training excellence for our students to a level matched by few in the United States.”
This release was provided by Piedmont Technical College.