Is there room in das boat?
Sorry to crash your party Stephen, But I am very much in the same boat. I have recently lost my job in manufacturing and even before was considering a job in HVAC. I am 34 and live in SF area. I have been searching the web for classes but the only thing that seems to be available is ONLINE Courses. I am really kind of shying away from that because I am a hands on kind of person. In other words I think I would appreciate the classroom more. And what do the online courses really have to offer?
Starting an HVAC Career at Age 64
I retired from the military 17 years ago (Aircraft Maintenence). Worked as Maintenance Manager for a hospital for 5 years and hated it. Retired at the age of 54 eleven years ago. I have a BA in Business and a MS in Education. I'm not one to sit around the house and watch Oprah all day so I started taking HVAC clases nights at a nearby Community College two years ago. Couple more courses (non-A/C type)and I'll have an Asociates Degree. I recently went to work as a tech for a fellow student who got his license and started a new business. So far I have installed half a dozen condensers, several complete replacemts and done some troubleshooting and repair. It's true, installing replacement units is hard work, but I haven't had so much fun since the hogs ate my brother. I'll be 65 in August.