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El Camino College (ECC) is actively recruiting women to join its Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) program; ECC is one of eight California community colleges selected to participate in the innovative CalWomenTech project, with a goal to increase the number of women enrolled and retained in traditionally male technology occupations. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women currently represent only 2.7 percent of HVACR workers in the United States. Students completing the HVACR program may expect to enter the industry as advanced apprentices or entry-level technicians.

“We are eager to offer opportunities for students to study and train for these excellent, high-paying jobs,” said Thomas M. Fallo, president of El Camino College.

"We are thrilled to increase the number of women in this field. Women often do not realize the opportunities available to them if they have the necessary training," said Stephanie Rodriguez, dean of the El Camino College Industry and Technology Division.

 For more information about the Cal Women Tech Project: Cal Women Tech Project

"As a woman I can do anything I put my mind to. Finishing something that I started and getting my degree has given me confidence."

Valerie Brown
HVACR service trainee and El Camino College graduate

Women in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
 Last Published 3/27/15