Rockledge, Fla.-based Mainstream Engineering announced its new trade school division to provide training, certification and support to HVACR trade schools.

The curriculum uses Mainstream Engineering’s Qwik608 Pack, a 12-page self-study booklet, interactive CD-ROM and proctored certification packaged specially for trade schools. Service technician students can purchase the Qwik608 Pack, which includes the HVACR industry’s only EPA-608 interactive study CD. Graduates are awarded a certification card for refrigerant purchasing and also have access to wall certificates, truck decals and uniform patches.

The interactive CD also includes Mainstream Engineering’s five other certification and training programs, including indoor air quality, preventative maintenance, and “green” HVACR work.

Mainstream Engineering hired 20-year HVACR industry veteran Roy Goethe to spearhead the launch of the division. Goethe worked previously in contracting management and product sales and marketing. He most recently served as sales engineer at the Stan Weaver Co. in Orlando, Fla.

As TSD sales manager, Goethe’s responsibilities will be recruiting vocational schools, exhibiting at trade shows, conducting QwikProduct demonstrations and providing product samples to the vocational school market.

“Our intent will be partnering with vocational-technical institutions and making it easier to produce highly-trained and competent technicians,” said Goethe. “Naturally, we also hope they continue considering our company when purchasing products.”