Free courses’ subjects cover HVAC, plumbing, firestop and electrical applications that students complete at their own pace.
RectorSeal®, Houston, a leading manufacturer of quality HVAC/R, plumbing, electrical and firestop tools and accessories, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSW Industrials Inc. [Nasdaq:CSWI], has launched the RectorSeal Academy of self-directed e-learning courses for U.S. and Canadian trades people, service technicians, contractors, distributors and manufacturer’s representatives.
The RectorSeal Academy is powered by the BlueVolt® learning management system (LMS) platform. The curriculum offers more than two dozen RectorSeal-produced, product knowledge online video subjects, such as condensate management, surge protection/voltage monitoring, plumbing/appliance leak detection, firestop, coil cleaning, tools and other topics. The cloud-based platform operates easily on all computer devices and smartphones regardless of the operating system, browser or preference settings.
Participants can access the free courses immediately after a brief online registration at www.rectorseal.com/academy. Most course videos are less than 15 minutes long and completion is at the student’s own pace. Product and platform navigation help requests get linked to the RectorSeal product’s website pages, or to BlueVolt customer service, respectively. Each course requires a short survey for future facilitation improvement. Some courses require a short test, knowledge check and other interactive elements. A certificate is emailed afterward. Some courses qualify for North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Continuing Education Unit (CEU) accreditation.
Besides educating trades people and service technicians, the RectorSeal Academy offers new opportunities for distributors to train their front-line counterpeople on the latest product trends and technology. RectorSeal anticipates interfacing its academy with distributors, buying groups and trade school curriculums compatible with the BlueVolt platform.
One of the most requested educational video subjects is the PRO-Fit™ Quick Connect, the HVAC/R industry’s only major refrigerant fitting system that doesn’t require flaring, brazing or expensive crimping connection tools. Other popular courses are videos on RectorSeal’s enhanced Safe-T-Switch® product line of low-voltage, condensate drain overflow cutoff switches; and TripleGuard™, a smart, electronic water leak monitoring, detection and prevention system product line that guards against property-damaging, plumbing water source leaks in residential and commercial real estate buildings.
The RectorSeal Academy supplements the recently-developed On-Demand Training with RectorSeal, the industry’s most comprehensive, instructor-led online training program presented as interactive webinars. On-demand training, www.rectorseal.com/class-registration, is led by Jerry Myren, inside sales manager and NATE-certified product trainer; and Michael Emerick, global ductless manager, who have 50-years combined HVAC/R industry experience.
RectorSeal LLC, a CSW Industrials Inc., is a manufacturer of chemical, mechanical and firestopping products for the professional trades. The company is centered on a simple mission: To provide innovative solutions to the professional trades. RectorSeal wants to help professionals in the heating & cooling, plumbing, electrical and construction industries perform their work faster and with greater reliability. Founded in 1937, RectorSeal originally focused on manufacturing specialty chemical sealants. One of our first products, RectorSeal Number 5, became a staple of the plumbing industry, serving as a common thread sealant throughout the U.S. Since these beginnings, RectorSeal has continued to grow by expanding its offering of chemical and mechanical products to support the tradesman. Today, RectorSeal has developed a robust line of chemical, mechanical and firestopping products. These products are distributed through an extensive wholesale distribution network. Primary products include thread sealants, firestopping sealants, plastic pipe cements, anti-seize compounds, fluxes, lubricants, chemical cleaners, duct sealants, leak locators, and other specialized products. Many of these products have built a strong following among contractors due to their differentiated performance and from being the first to tackle challenges faced by the professional trade. For more information, visit www.rectorseal.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 231-3345.
About CSW Industrials
CSWI is a diversified industrial growth company with well-established, scalable platforms and domain expertise across two segments: Industrial Products and Specialty Chemicals. CSWI’s broad portfolio of leading products provides performance optimizing solutions to its customers. CSWI’s products include mechanical products for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration applications, sealants, and high-performance specialty lubricants. Markets that CSWI serves include: HVAC/R, architecturally-specified building products, general industrial, plumbing, rail, energy, and mining. For more information, please visit www.cswindustrials.com.