The Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky’s Enzweiler Building Institute has formed a partnership with Gateway Community and Technical College to benefit graduates of their program advance faster through Gateway’s associates degree programming.

“We are very pleased to announce the articulation of our Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program with Gateway’s related HVAC course of study,” said Brian Miller, executive vice president of the local trade association.

“This agreement will allow graduates of our program to earn over 25 hours of college credit. This meets many of the goals of the governor’s dual credit education systems. We expect this to be the first of many courses that we offer to articulate with our partners at Gateway.

“This is a real win-win for both the Enzweiler Building Institute and Gateway, but the real winner is our industry. We need to grow our workforce by 2,500 new jobs in Greater Cincinnati and replace an anticipated 42,000 workers, managers and company owners that are due to retire in the next 10 years.

“If the trends continue we are looking at the largest workforce shortage in construction since immediately following World War II. We hope our graduates take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to attend Gateway upon completion of their studies here and enroll in their courses that will equip them to be the managers and company owners we will need in the very near future,” Miller said.

Classes for the 2016-2017 Enzweiler Building Institute are open for enrollment now. Two-year HVAC and Plumbing classes are registered with the state and provide one-year advancement towards licensure.

Electric courses run four years and reduce the work requirement for state licensure by two years. Classes begin Sept. 6 and are taught two evenings per week; designed to allow for workers to earn on-the-job hours, a paycheck and classroom/lab instruction in the evening.

There is a discount of $100 for enrollment and payment in full by Sept. 6.

To learn more about the institute contact Shawn Cox, director of professional development, at 859-331-9500 or

For more information about the HVAC or plumbing and technology programs at Gateway, contact Ric Bown at 859-442-1116 or Classes begin Aug. 15.

The mission of the Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky is to promote and enhance the integrity and visibility of the construction industry and the members of the organization through advocacy, communication, education and political action.

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