When I first went to a trade school, I honestly didn’t know what to expect.
I was pretty intimidated by the whole idea of trying to become an HVAC technician.
The trade school I looked into however boasted about a 95 percent success rate with their students. They said that a majority of the students make it, but there are inevitably some who just can’t take on everything when it comes to learning about the ins and outs of HVAC equipment. I hoped that I would be one of those who actually made it. When I got started, I had a really great class of students and the HVAC teachers were great. They were very kind and knowledgeable and didn’t give you a hard time about what you didn’t know. They even were nice to people who didn’t realize you’re supposed to change the air filters regularly to your HVAC system. There was one guy who didn’t actually know what air filters were. I honestly didn’t believe that guy was going to make it. I see what they mean when they say not everybody is meant for the HVAC industry. So a majority of us ended up working our butts off and achieved our HVAC certifications. It was a happy day for all of us and we all agreed to hang out every now and then and remain friends. Some of us even ended up working at the same HVAC company which was pretty cool. I think that eventually I want to start up my own HVAC business and it would be cool down the road if my original HVAC classmates wanted to join me to start a great HVAC company!