ST. LOUIS, October 31, 2008 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced the first HVACR Spanish language NATE (North American Technician Excellence, Inc.) certification preparatory courses through Emerson’s Educational Services. This Spanish language course offering is part of a larger Emerson Climate Technologies initiative to provide solutions for and address the key concerns of the growing Hispanic population.
“This course offering is an extension of our efforts at Emerson Climate Technologies to provide the tools that our Spanish-speaking contractors and end-users need,” said Geoff Godwin, vice president of marketing, Emerson Climate Technologies, White-Rodgers Division. “Along with our new Spanish language thermostat, website, customer helpline and support initiatives, these latest training modules help us move closer to a total solution for our Spanish-speaking customers.”
The Emerson Climate Technologies courses currently available in Spanish are “Understanding Digital Thermostat Operation” and “Resistance and Low Voltage”. Emerson Climate Technologies plans to continue adding Spanish language courses based on their available curriculums. Any new courses added will also seek NATE approval and will be available in instructor-led or online formats. The courses will be offered in English as well as Spanish.
The first two Spanish language training courses are currently available on DVD and will be released online. For more information or to browse through the many distance-learning options available through Emerson Educational Services, contractors can visit EmersonClimateContractor.com and click on “Education”. For additional Spanish language Emerson Climate Technologies information, visit www.EmersonClimateContractor.com and click on “Spanish Language Tools”.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll and White-Rodgers, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.
About Educational Services
Educational Services, a division of Emerson Climate Services, LLC, (a subsidiary of Emerson Climate Technologies) is a leading provider of comprehensive training programs and knowledge-management services for the HVACR industry. The company’s diversified educational resources take a systems-approach focus on keeping service technicians, manufacturers and end-users abreast of the latest industry technology and trends. Its offerings include market-focused seminars, easy-to-use training guides and manuals, CD-ROM-based learning tools, video training programs and more. Educational Services is headquartered in Sidney, Ohio.
White-Rodgers, part of Emerson Climate Technologies, has been a leading provider of home comfort solutions, including thermostats, gas ignition controls, air cleaners and humidifiers since 1937.White-Rodgers programmable thermostats are among the most accurate on the market. White-Rodgers is headquartered in St. Louis.