YEA at CRC 2012 – another very successful part of our chapter was noticed at the CRC. Members 35 years and younger are becoming more active and bridging the age gap which is great to see and people were asking me about our YEA Activities and why we were having success with it.
I wanted to thank all our members YEA and General Membership for helping to make this program get traction in the NAC. During discussion about training , it was brought up to have more training that is geared to our younger members. HVAC Basics, soft skills, and volunteer opportunities seem to be where the focus of our YEA activities appear to be lacking a bit.
Younger members want to be involved but don’t necessarily know how to do this. Our YEA committee will be discussing plans for next year early so if there are any ideas please bring them forward. If you want to be involved raise your hand we are very friendly and tend to have a great time. Most other chapters have been embracing the YEA Leadership weekend and it has been paying back big time in most of these chapters with increased ASHRAE participation and passion after attending these courses. This topic will be coming up early in planning for next year to see if it is feasible.