Names & Notes

Local librarian certified

Iowa Library Services/State Library has announced that Kathryn Fink of the Marshalltown Public Library has completed all requirements for public librarian certification.

The purpose of the Iowa Certification Program for Public Librarians is to improve library service to Iowans by developing the skills of public library staff members. Certification is a voluntary program. To receive a certificate, individuals must meet certain work experience and/or educational requirements. Certificates are valid for three years. Recertification requires a participant to complete an additional 45 hours of continuing education every three years.

Baxter Comfort Solutions employees complete training

Climatemaster, one of the Midwest leaders in Geothermal heating and cooling equipment recently announced that Jeremy Smith, Justin Smith and Mark Vansice, of Baxter Comfort Solutions completed the Geothermal Installation and Service training course.

This three day training course was held by Comfort Products at DMACC’s Energy Center in Des Moines with factory trained and certified instructor Mace Hensen of Des Moines.

Jeremy Smith, Justin Smith and Vansice completed 24 hours of course study that included: Geothermal system design and application, water-to-water system basics and installation procedures, Geothermal service techniques and testing, Geothermal piping basics, design with fusion certification, system set-up and installation procedures and Geothermal software installation and training. To complete this three day training course, these HVAC professionals had to complete and pass written testing as well as hands-on application testing and certification.

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