School Administrator Sends for Her HVAC Students to Save the Day

I had 200 people crammed into a room to hear the keynote speaker, and the thermostat was reading 80 degrees! It is impossible to keep people in a good mood when there is no air conditioning in the southeastern US in August! We needed that a/c, and we needed it fast! The location has different HVAC units for different buildings, so we considered moving the event to a building whose a/c was still working

As you may know, a big responsibility that I have at work is being the organizer and facilitator of the annual conference. I work for an organization that serves private career-focused schools, and the people who come to the conference are owners and administrators of schools that teach career courses – what we might call trade schools or vocational schools. I had to organize plenty of breakout sessions and networking events. I had to get all the advertising for the sponsors done. There was a lot to do, and after all that, you will never guess what happened. The multi million dollar resort where we were booked had their air conditioning give up the ghost! That’s right; we arrived, and the a/c wasn’t working. I had 200 people crammed into a room to hear the keynote speaker, and the thermostat was reading 80 degrees! It is impossible to keep people in a good mood when there is no air conditioning in the southeastern US in August! We needed that a/c, and we needed it fast! The location has different HVAC units for different buildings, so we considered moving the event to a building whose a/c was still working. That worked great for the breakout sessions – everyone had a/c as they took their courses, but the exhibit hall had 50 booths built in the room. A/C or nor A/C, they were kind of stuck in there. Nothing will ruin an event like having no air conditioning! That’s when one of the HVAC school administrators brought in a class of heating and cooling students and saved the day!

 

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