Oatey Co. Introduces Oatey University
Oatey Co., a leading manufacturer in the plumbing industry since 1916, announced today its upgraded Oatey University training center, which offers best-in-class education, research and real-life application opportunities developed by the company’s expert team of plumbing specialists.
The 20,000-square-foot facility, located in Cleveland, Ohio, was redesigned with versatility in mind to meet the industry’s changing needs – serving trade professionals, Oatey associates, customers and community partners all in one convenient, collaborative space. Oatey University offers full-size mockups of various applications settings, such as a hotel bathroom and a residential rough-in plumbing system, where individuals can perform installations and earn continuing education credits/certifications alongside Oatey’s Applications Specialists.
Additionally, the facility houses two interactive labs dedicated to solvent welding and heating/chemical applications. There is also a large classroom on site designed for lecture-style learning, virtual and in-person meetings, community outreach events and more.
While the Oatey University is built for robust, in-person experiences, it has also served as a hub of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, Oatey University introduced a wide variety of virtual training courses, now available on BlueVolt, to help industry professionals expand and reinforce their skills in the safety of their own homes.