Challenge supports entrepreneurs & startups developing freshwater technologies
A. O. Smith Corp. and The Water Council are partnering to identify and support entrepreneurs and startups developing freshwater technologies through a global technology challenge: BREW Corporate: Powered by A. O. Smith.
Pump repair and maintenance now part of nationwide education offering
Xylem’s Bell & Gossett Little Red Schoolhouse and the United Association union of plumbers, fitters, welders, service techs and roofers formed a training partnership to equip trade professionals in the HVAC field with expertise to service and repair pumps in an HVAC system.
Three-day October event in City of Industry, Calif.; provides education seminars, awards banquet
The Pacific Water Quality Assn. (PWQA) Convention and Trade Show will kick off Oct. 18 at 8 a.m. in City of Industry, Calif. The first day will feature test preparation and education programs before the board of directors meet the same afternoon.
The golf tournament will begin the following morning with the annual banquet and awards ceremony rounding out the end of the day. The trade show will being Thursday along with a series of seminars and tech talks.
Illinois-based association provides reports on water quality product tests
The Water Quality Association (WQA), an Illinois-based not-for-profit organization, is offering resources to help homeowners learn more about home-based products that have been independently tested to fight harmful chromium in their water.
According to reports out of Palm Springs, Calif., drinking water tests exceeded California’s public health goal for hexavalent chromium in a local elementary school. This type of chromium is known to be harmful and can cause lung and nasal cancer, as well as nausea, ulcers, kidney and liver damage and other ill effects.
In-person and online sessions are available
Goulds Water Technology (GWT), a Xylem brand, is releasing its 2016 first quarter GWT Factory School schedule for in-person and online education available through WebEx training. Additionally, GWT is expanding its training and education program with GWT e-Learning. The virtual classroom enables GWT to deliver a flexible, self-paced training program to water industry professionals globally.
Webcast will occur on Feb. 17
Dow Water Academy will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. (CST). The webinar will explore the concept and theory behind direct-coupled ultrafiltration/reverse osmosis, as well as share best practices, recommendations and case study examples. Those interested may register here.
Michael Thompson will address engaging employees
Michael Thompson, president of Applied Management Group Inc., will speak at a 2016 WQA Convention and Exposition session entitled, “Empowered Personnel Workshop: The Template for Developing Engaged Employees That Deliver Exceptional Customer Service.” The session will take place on Thursday, March 17, from 8 to 9:50 a.m. in room 102 AB at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. Attendees will learn how to develop a concise description of what outstanding customer service might look like in their businesses and how to cultivate a performance culture that impresses customers.
The course is designed for pool owners and visitors
Pool owners and visitors can use the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s (NSPF) online learning course, Home Pool Essentials (HPE), to keep backyard pools safer and help reduce drownings.
The No. 2 cause of death among 1 to 14 year olds is drowning, the majority occurring in home swimming pools. The American Red Cross and NSPF offer the HPE online course, which informs the correct way to maintain backyard pools and keep the aquatic area safer for all swimmers—young and old.
Both in-person and online training is available
Bell & Gossett announced its 2015 third quarter Little Red Schoolhouse seminar schedule for in-person training. The seminars provide system design training to engineers, wholesalers and contractors in the plumbing and hydronic heating and cooling industries.
Candidates must complete the service training curriculum in WQA's Modular Education Program and pass the necessary examination
Water treatment professionals who specialize in the repair of water quality improvement products can now earn special designations from the Water Quality Assn. (WQA). The association announced that it has made available training toward a new professional designation called Certified Service Technician (CST).