Recession or not, there is still a need for HVAC trainers.

The nation’s unemployment rate may be growing, but the heating and air-conditioning industry still needs educators.

That’s according to training organization HVAC Excellence, which has a list of job openings on its Web site, www.hvacexcellence.org under the “instructor jobs” heading.

Trade schools and community colleges looking for teachers include those in Palm Springs, Calif.; Tampa, Fla.; Louisville, Ky.; Chicago; Baltimore; and several others.