It requires some specialized education, of course, but an HVAC tech can work a manageable schedule and make great pay
I have finally been approved to start a monthly meeting at the local high school. My idea is to expose these students to the idea of trade work, like plumbing, roofing, or being an electrician, to let them know they have a lot of options. I remember when I was in school, all my teachers said I needed to go to college if I wanted to have a good career. I ended up going to trade school, and wound up with an amazing career, and I want to make sure the young people of today have that same chance. By working in the HVAC industry instead of going to college I have spent the last 23 years making good money. Although I can speak from the heart about HVAC work, I also want to give these kids a chance to experience other trades so they don’t feel limited. The problem is that I don’t know firsthand about roofing, or plumbing, or being an electrician, so I need to bring in some other trade experts to talk to the students. For any of them who show an interest in heating and cooling work, I can arrange a ridealong where they spend a few hours with one of my techs. They can witness a few house calls or commercial HVAC inspections and get a taste for what the day-to-day work is like. It requires some specialized education, of course, but an HVAC tech can work a manageable schedule and make great pay. Unlike working in fast food, HVAC work offers a bright future for teens.