Education has always been a priority for us at Stanfield Air Systems, and it’s something we enjoy turning into fun events and games for our staff to participate in. Educational opportunities for are staff are important and necessary to help us stay atop the industry. Here are some of the ways we incorporate education into the rhythm of our organization:
Our service and installation staff meet weekly to review jobs, share information, and help educate each other. Peer-to-peer education is an opportunity to share insights and best practices and promotes camaraderie. Recently, Edgar Arvizu reviewed how to properly check the pressures of a heat pump in the heating mode and related details. It was a great educational moment for our staff and an opportunity to see Edgar’s teaching skills shine.
Games and Challenges
Gamification adds an extra layer of fun for our staff. Stanfield recently held a “So You Think You Can Duct” contest, allowing for some friendly competition while practicing key skills. Our winners were Andrew Herrin in the Lead/Senior position and Logan Cash in the Apprentice position.
Involvement in Industry Education
Stanfield has served on the Advisory Board for the Air Conditioning Technology program at Athens Technical College for many years. There is also a scholarship called The Lynn Stanfield Award of Excellence. It was created in memory of Lynn Stanfield in celebration of our 50th year in business and to commemorate the contributions our founder made to the Athens air conditioning community. This award is given annually, and the winning applicant
is awarded $500 in scholarship funds to further their education in the HVAC field.
In addition to regular on-site educational efforts, Stanfield encourages and pays for all of our technicians to become NATE Certified. NATE is the nation’s largest nonprofit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians.
Stanfield has been a decades-long member of the Conditioned Air Association of Georgia, attending their annual conference each year and area district meetings to stay on top of industry events and legislation that impacts the business and our customers.
We also attend training by HVAC manufacturers, like American Standard, and we recently sent our team to the World Congress Center in Atlanta to attend the Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute Expo. Continual learning helps us stay on top of our skills and learn new techniques and best practices along the way. It all works together to provide our customers with the most current HVAC technology and the best overall experience so we can better serve you every day.