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  1. Do Some (Or Usually?) Residential Companies Not Have Techs Do Installs?

    I have schooling with certs and my teachers told me some guys will want to be installers, while others will want to be commercial service techs, while others will want to be residential service...
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    Any Opinion On Vatterott For HVAC?

    I graduated in 2008 from a 6 month HVAC program. I did well and have several certs but nobody around here will even look at me without experience. They did NOT have a job placement program. The...
  3. HVAC Graduate Seeks Entry Level Or Helper Position In Northeast Ohio

    I graduated top of my class from American Air Conditioning Academy in Maple Hts. I have my universal EPA Refrigerant License, AHRI (ICE) Residential/Commercial Service Tech Certification, a 5th class...
  4. Other Jobs You Could Apply Your HVAC Skills To

    Since it's very hard right now for a HVAC trade school graduate like myself to break into the HVAC field, I'm looking for ideas concerning other job positions that HVAC skills (troubleshooting, etc)...
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    How Did You Get Your Start In HVAC?

    As somebody who went to a trade school and can't seem to find a company who will hire me without experience, I'm really curious to hear how you guys got your start in HVAC. Some stories should help...
  6. Thinking Of Working For Free To Get My Foot In The Door

    I graduated top of my class from a HVAC trade school. Problem is nobody wants to hire somebody without experience. We all know that what you learn in school (the basics and theory) in no way compares...
  7. HVAC Graduate Looking For Entry Level Position In Northeast Ohio

    I graduated top of my class from American Air Conditioning Academy in Maple Hts and am looking for an entry level or helper position in HVAC. I have a universal EPA Refrigerent License, AHRI (ICE)...
  8. No schooling, Just on the job experience?

    I did go to Hvac school and have an EPA Universal, AHRI (ICE), and school diploma. My electronics side is strong but I don't know much about refrigeration. The school was weak in that aspect.

    For...
  9. How Did You Get Your Start As A Service Tech

    I graduated from an HVAC school three years ago but didn't want to switch careers in a bad economy. Now I'm looking to finally get my start in HVAC and want to some day be a service tech. Problem is...
  10. Northeast Ohio Openings For New Graduate?

    I graduated from American Air Conditioning Academy (Bill Radigan, Founder) a few months back and am now looking to get into the field.

    EPA 608 Universal C.F.C. License, ARI Certified Residential &...
  11. Thanks for the input and advice. I'm currently 40...

    Thanks for the input and advice. I'm currently 40 myself and it always encourages me to hear about other people my age or older who went into HVAC. I look at it this way, it can't be any worse (or...
  12. You should be proud of doing your best. I heard...

    You should be proud of doing your best. I heard one teacher at a particular school say that often straight "A" students some times don't make better techs than "C" students because they tend to be...
  13. From what I've gathered, one of the reasons why...

    From what I've gathered, one of the reasons why it can be hard to get an HVAC job after graduating from a trade school is the number of things the he didn't learn. The lack of even the fundamentals...
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    Sorry, and done.

    Sorry, and done.
  15. Insightful. Thanks for the input and would hope...

    Insightful. Thanks for the input and would hope to hear more from others, mixed with a healthy dose of sarcasm or not. :)

    By the way, I wouldn't presume to say that I'm in better shape than the...
  16. Pros & Cons Of Various HVAC Fields & In What States?

    The questions I have turned out to make this message rather LONG, so be warned!

    I'm 40 and considering going to a trade school for HVAC. Why HVAC at age 40? I've owned my one one man service...
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    Thanks, but those aren't close to me. I'm near...

    Thanks, but those aren't close to me. I'm near the Cleveland area.
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    Please put your email in your profile. When you...

    Please put your email in your profile. When you want someone to contact you just say "My email is in my profile"

    Thanks,

    Bob
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    New Northeast Ohio HVAC School?

    Opinions On HVAC Trade Schools & Careers In Northeast Ohio?

    I'm considering changing careers and going to a trade school for HVAC in northeast Ohio. Until about a year ago only one trade school in...
  20. Thanks again for the input. I think I'll...

    Thanks again for the input. I think I'll seriously consider HVAC as a career change. As I said, I'm 38 and will be 39 this August. However, in today's day and age many people in their 40s and 50s...
  21. Thanks for the responses and I hope to hear...

    Thanks for the responses and I hope to hear others as well. It sounds to me that this trade is very hard to break into and requires several years of being very low on the pole before you gain enough...
  22. Hi all, I've been self employeed for the past 14...

    Hi all, I've been self employeed for the past 14 years in the cleaning business. I've taken this business about as far as it's going to go and now realize that it isn't going to provide me with a...
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