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Third Annual Fluke Connect Student Contest Encourages HVAC Education

Students enrolled in two and four year colleges as well as universities, trade/tech schools and apprenticeship programs throughout the United States are encourage d to participate in the third annual Fluke Connect Student Contest.

      Each school will create a team and that group is come up with the best ideas on how to the company’s new Connect system can improve maintenance service, team collaboration and communication and operational efficiency. Student teams use the system’s wireless tools and software to collaborate and solve real-world operational problems. The first place team and its advisor will receive an all-expenses paid trip to visit Fluke Park for three days and two nights plus $3,500 worth of Fluke tools for the school’s department

     If your team is chosen as a finalist, you will be given the set of tools requested, individual Assets software accounts, and a report-out template with final project submission criteria/guidelines. Your team will be asked to provide an introduction with your project description and team photo. Teams will have eight weeks to implement their ideas. Final projects will be decided 75% by judging panel and 25% crowd vote.

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