Arzel Zoning Technology, Inc., Cleveland, OH, has selected Ronald Prijatel as the recipient of its NATE testing scholarship. Ronald is a second year student at the Auburn Career Center, pursuing a degree in heating and cooling.
Prijatel was awarded the Arzel scholarship for holding the highest average in the program. He is currently a technician for Grace Geothermal in Painesville, OH and will continue to work there after
Prijatel took the NATE core test on May 10, which covered basic math, customer relations, and fundamentals of electricity, heat transfer, and comfort.
This was the first year the Auburn Center’s program included NATE certification into the curriculum and held NATE testing for students.
The Auburn Career Center is a skill development and career preparation center that offers students challenging opportunities in its current and continuously improving programs. Each training program at Auburn has an advisory committee that meets periodically to ensure courses stay current with new trends and equipment in each career field. For more information on the Auburn Career Center or one of its programs, please call (800) 544-9750 or visit
“The Auburn Center believes in the NATE exam and recognizes the importance of having students certified prior to graduation from the program,” says Wayne Reed, HVAC Training Coordinator for the Auburn Center.
“NATE certification identifies technicians as having a standard of excellence in the industry which is how we want our students known after completing the program.”
This is the first year Arzel Zoning Technology, Inc. offered a scholarship for the NATE core test. Arzel promotes education as a way to create better business opportunities and was impressed by the Auburn Career Center’s education programs which focus on skill development, hands-on technical experience along with academically intensive courses.
Arzel supports continuing education and sponsors its own NATE certified course, Comfort College, an intensive zoning seminar designed to educate contractors on the full spectrum of the zoning process. For more information on Arzel, please visit or call 800/611-8312. For information regarding NATE certification, please visit