Crescent Sock Company sends 3 to CSCC HVAC Bootcamp | News

Cleveland State Community College hosted an HVAC Bootcamp at its Monroe County Center in Vonore.

Instructor Kevin Rougeau of Tennessee Valley Technical Programs teaches the 13-day, 78-hour boot camp. Short term training teaches how to understand, troubleshoot and repair the HVAC system.

In hands-on sessions, students learn about the sealed system and air movement, HVAC electricity, heat pump, preventative maintenance, gas furnace, and welding. Students also earn EPA Section 608 certification.

As of April 2021, Crescent Sock Company has enrolled three maintenance employees in HVAC Bootcamp.

Founded in Niota in 1902 by James L. Burn, Crescent Sock Company is home to the oldest continuously operating hosiery factory in the United States. Crescent has operated under the management of the Burn family for over 100 years and is a WBENC certified woman-owned business.

Jared Lain, a Crescent maintenance employee, said, “The CSCC HVAC Bootcamp is a remarkable opportunity. At the most obvious level, Crescent has over a hundred HVAC units spread across multiple buildings across the facility, and taking the course has been invaluable to the company and its employees. The class itself was amazing, with a lively and very intelligent teacher, who took us through 13 days of lectures and hands-on lab work. The course not only taught HVAC repair and EPA certification, it taught us about trust, cooperation, teamwork, and diagnostic techniques that work on more than air conditioners. We highly recommend CSCC for this training.

Anyone interested in participating in this training program should contact Heather Brown, CCSC Workforce Development Manager, at 423-614-8793.

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