by Krystal Paco
Guam - From air conditioning to refrigeration, gas heaters and other commercial equipment, students at the GCA Trades Academy can hone their HVAC skills thanks to 10 new computers that can simulate the real thing.
This is a great advancement according to education director Herbert Johnston who says mistakes in the classroom are welcome as students are learning to troubleshoot common issues in the industry.
He said, "The improvement on their employability is going to be massive. We have individuals that are in jobs right now that they would not have had if they didn't have the training that they have from us. And not only that we're training them to be the best in the world using national standards."
The 10 computers were purchased through grant money awarded to the Guam Community College.
HVAC, which stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning is one of the strongest programs at GCA Trades Academy in addition to electrical.