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Honeywell will create two new publicly-traded companies by the end of 2018.
Current qualifications are based on industry requirements more than 15 years ago, according to the Electrotechnology Industry Reference Council.
Ball is a firm believer in continuous learning and would like to see more training and support for technicians.
Heine said its important for products to be environmentally friendly but they need to make commercial sense as well.
For as long as he can remember, Glendenning has always had a passion for "fixing things".
McDonald said the biggest challenge facing industry right now is the rapid growth of technology.
Wiseman said HVACR is an amazing industry with so many pathways and opportunities.
Boyle said HVACR can take technicians anywhere and everywhere. "Where there are people, there is HVACR, technicians can work anywhere," she said.
For Hart, emerging technologies serve as an inspiration to develop new diagnostic tools and procedures.
Manufacturers want to learn more about Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, robotics and automation, as well as big data. They want to know what these developments mean in practical terms.
It is the first review of the Act since it was introduced in 2011 and is scheduled to conclude in the first half of 2018.