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ACCA’s Popular Contractor Forum Goes Live at ACCA 2023

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Evolution in Employee Hiring and Retention Highlighted at ACCA 2023

Finding and retaining quality employees in the HVACR industry can be particularly challenging due to the skilled nature of the work and the growing demand for technicians. The ongoing shortage of qualified workers can make it difficult for companies to find and retain the best employees. As experienced technicians leave for better pay or opportunities elsewhere, high turnover and low unemployment rates demand that business owners evolve in their hiring and retention practices. 

The ACCA 2023 Conference & Expo held April 2-5 in New Orleans, LA, offers sessions aimed at helping you to discover new methods to attract and keep the best employees, one of which is the ever-popular Contractor Forum Live.


Contractor Forum Live: Find and Keep Great People

Presented by Dr. Stephen Pape, Ed.D, MBA, Pape Service Co.

Virtual becomes reality! One of the best features of ACCA membership is networking with top contractors, which is facilitated by ACCA’s industry-leading online forums. A huge success in its first showing last year, Contractor Forum Live returns with new topics and presenters. Join us for a lively discussion on the issues contractors face, the questions they ask, the solutions they suggest, and the ideas that have proven successful. This year’s panelists are hand-picked for their unique perspectives on the labor shortage and how to find and keep great employees. Connect with an experienced panel of leading contractors and take advantage of one of our most popular sessions! 



About Dr. Pape

Dr. Stephen Pape, Ed.D, MBA, is a second generation HVACR contractor from DeSoto, TX. He is dedicated to helping train the next generation of HVACR professionals, having developed and taught HVACR and business-related courses for the state of Texas and local contracting associations, as well as Carrier North Texas, JADE Learning, and multiple Dallas County Community Colleges. Additionally, Stephen is the Associate Dean Construction Science Division at Dallas College in Dallas, TX.

Stephen currently serves as Senior Vice Chair on ACCA’s Board of Directors and has represented HVACR contractors as a Credentialed Electric Cooperative Director and has enjoyed stints on numerous civic and church groups, including two terms as mayor of his hometown.


Time is running out to attend this and other sessions related to the HVACR workforce.

Register now for ACCA 2023!


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