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RSES Board Member Spearheads HVACR Pipeline Program

January 11th, 2022


RSES Board Member Spearheads HVACR Pipeline Program

Arlington Heights, Ill. (Jan. 10, 2022) – This December, Brynn Cooksey, CMS, RCT became an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI. Cooksey, an adjunct professor at the college, will be offering coaching as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) for the HVAC/R Entrepreneurship Partnership Pipeline Program through the school. The program was designed to help those in the community learn how to operate their own HVACR business or become a contractor in the field.

“We’re thrilled to be launching this new program,” said Entrepreneurship Center Director Kristin Gapske. “Brynn is the perfect person to be a coach for the HVAC/R Pipeline Program. Because he is both an instructor at the college and a small business owner he has this wealth of knowledge that he can give to others. He knows the industry inside and out and we are very happy to have him on board.”

Cooksey started his career young, working as an employee at his family’s business. currently owns Air Doctors Heating and Cooling based out of Detroit, MI. Over the years he has served as adjunct HVACR instructor with various community colleges and technical schools in Southeast Michigan.

Serving on the RSES Board of Directors for Regions 8 and 11, he has been instrumental in bringing HVACR training and education to everyone he meets. He also serves on the RSES Education and Examining Board (E&E) giving his expertise in training books and articles that run in RSES Journal. HVACR education is very important to him as he utilizes the RSES Certificate Master (CM) program for all of his apprentices.

“The program allows members of the community, they don’t have to be students, to set-up an appointment with me to talk one-on-one for an hour about how to open up their own HVACR business,” explained Cooksey. “It’s a nice, intimate way for people in the area to utilize small business owners and entrepreneurs to learn about the industry.”

As part of the program, Washtenaw Community College will sponsoring a new Service Application Manual (SAM) Chapter called “Small Business Start-Ups” which will be available on their website. RSES is proud to partner with the college to help increase awareness of the HVACR trade.
The college is also hosting an HVACR Boot Camp for students on Feb. 24, 2022 that will bring in multiple speakers and business owners from the industry. The event will teach attendees about time management, pricing, legal considerations, marketing, networking for professional development, sales and other aspects of running your own business.
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