The Florida Air Conditioning Apprenticeship Association (FACAA), in conjunction with the Palm Beach Air Conditioning Contractors Association (PBACCA), honored 28 2018 graduates at a banquet held on August 2, 2018 at The Embassy Suites in West Palm Beach, Florida.
More than 120 instructors, employers, friends, families and other industry members attended the event to congratulate the graduates and celebrate with them. FACAA Program Director and past PBACCA President Steve Sparks and FACAA Committee Members hosted the banquet, which began with the PBACCA General Membership Meeting.
Steve congratulated the graduates for their commitment, thanked their families for the sacrifices they endured and recognized the sponsoring employers for enabling the students to participate over the past four years. Keynote Speaker, Anne Gerwig, Mayor of the Village of Wellington, discussed the importance of working hard, being proud, and giving back to your community. Mayor Anne Gerwig also issued a challenge the graduates to say “Thank You” to all the people who helped them along the way!
Kent Hartwig, Program Coordinator from Palm Beach State College, introduced the instructors and Steve Sparks presented the graduates and presented their certificates along with gifts from Tropic Supply and the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association. Steve reminded them of the PBACCA Maury Jacob Scholarships that is available to assist all motivated students.