North American Technician Excellence (NATE), Arlington, VA, is giving HVACR contractors the opportunity to "get in the game" in 2008, by competing in its inaugural “NATE Bowl” contest, which the testing and certification organization describes as fun, inclusive, and rewarding way to build interest in getting more technicians certified and recertified in 2008.
"NATE Bowl is our way of creating some good-natured competition among contractors, and provide a wide-array of exciting rewards for what most of them are already doing — improving the professionalism of the HVAC/R industry," says Rex Boynton, president of NATE.
NATE Bowl kicks off on Feb. 1, and is designed to get more technicians NATE-certified, or recertified, to help ensure that the industry gets “the best HVACR team on the field” in 2008. For contractors, that can mean fewer callbacks, less time per job, and greater efficiency and productivity.
A wide variety of prizes will be awarded monthly in respective "divisions," which are based on the size of the contractor. In late 2008, the grand prize will be awarded an all-expense-paid trip for two to Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla., in 2009.
"This contest is open to all HVAC/R contractors of any size nationwide without regard to their technicians NATE-certification status. They simply need to go to for more information and to register," Boynton says.
NATE is the only technician certification organization governed, owned, operated, developed and supported by the HVACR industry.
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