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Barron Technician School providing classes, labs, on-the-job training for job candidates

Barron Heating & Air Conditioning, seeking qualified candidates in a tight job market to fill positions at its three Northwest Washington locations, recently launched Barron Technician School at its Ferndale campus.

“Our team is seeking exceptional apprentice and journey-level HVAC, electrical, and plumbing candidates that are career-oriented, exhibit a positive attitude and have a strong desire to help others,” said John Barron, owner of Barron Heating. “Our campus is now equipped with fully functioning service and installation labs, with classes taught by industry leaders.”

Job candidates accepted by Barron Technician School are paid for their classroom, lab, and on-the-job training and don’t pay tuition. Employees are reimbursed for continuing education units and fees for trade-specific licensure. Entry-level apprentice HVAC wages begin around $16 per hour. Journey-level technician, electrician and plumbing wages can reach the $35-$45 per hour range for full-time, year-round positions.

“Our goal with Barron Technician School is to attract the best apprentice and journey-level job seekers,” said Brad Barron, who led the development of the school for Barron Heating. “We know that our on-the-job and BTS training approach results in the best-trained technicians, electricians, and plumbers. Our field managerial staff and BTS trainers have hundreds of years of combined experience.”

Barron Heating has become one of Northwest Washington’s largest and most respected home performance experts with locations in Ferndale, Burlington and Marysville. Approximately 130 employees serve customers in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish counties. Technicians, electricians and plumbers are busy all year because heating (winter) and cooling (summer) seasons are bridged by Barron Heating’s Air Solutions and energy systems services in the spring and fall.

Barron Heating’s Ferndale location is in the Pacific Industrial Park at 5100 Pacific Highway, along the east side of Interstate 5 between West Smith and Slater roads. For more information about Barron Technician School, call (360) 676-1131 or visit

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