Announcing Newtown HVAC Fast-Track Training

SARASOTA, Fla. (April 3, 2019) – The first Newtown HVAC Fast-Track Training program has been unanimously approved by the City Commission. This program is the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s latest workforce initiative, led by CareerEdge Funder’s Collaborative. The introduction of this program reflects our continued work in bringing training programs to the local region that create opportunities for our community. The program expands upon Walt Eppard’s initial vision, which fueled the first HVAC Fast-Track Training in January.


With a focus on HVAC maintenance, this Fast-Track Training equips the 12 program participants with the skills needed to enter into an in-demand career path with the opportunity for growth and personal success.  By the completion of the program, participants will also have obtained their OSHA and EPA certifications.


This program is the result of successful collaboration across industries and expertise with the Argus Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County, the City of Sarasota, Cool Today and the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange and community members.