The Florida Air Conditioning Apprenticeship Association (FACAA), in conjunction with the Palm Beach Air Conditioning Contractors Association (PBACCA), honored 19 2021 graduates at a banquet held on August 5th at The Embassy Suites in West Palm Beach, Florida. More than 50 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.
The Guest Speaker was Dave Stewart, former Mayor of Lantana who spoke with the graduates about how they made a great decision to enter the HVAC industry. Dave encouraged them to work hard and learn as much as possible to further their careers. Steve Sparks introduced the instructors and presented the graduates, along with Rhonda Hutchison. Graduates received their certificates along with gifts from Tropic Supply and the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association.
William Pagan was named Graduate of the Year and received an award from Peter Montana of the HVAC Insider. Steve Sparks reminded them of the PBACCA Maury Jacob Scholarships that is available to assist all motivated students.