A cooperative learning program designed to introduce students to the hvacr world as a potential career choice was recently buoyed by the donation of a residential boiler. Smith Cast Iron Boilers (Westfield, MA) donated the boiler to the Bay Path Vocational technical High School in Charlton, Massachusetts.

The school, which already has air conditioning/refrigeration program, will now offer the heating program to senior year students. It will provide students with an introduction to oil heating and include hands-on instruction in heating circuits, wiring and piping.

“There is a tremendous demand for oil service personnel right now, and our objective is to encourage interested students to pursue this field as a viable career option,” said Bon Wiley, hvacr instructor at Bay Path.

While Smith Cast Iron Boilers donated a Series 8 residential boiler, Carlin Combustion Technology, Inc. donated a burner and Thermaflow donated a tankless unit. Hazelton Supply, a local hvac distributor, provided delivery and service.