I just wanted to let you guys know that I have received, and accepted my first job offer in the HVAC industry .
Since I am a displaced worker (laid off) from my previous occupation (TV engineer) I am working through the Good will, and they have an on the job training program through a large local Heating and air company.
I was kind of surprised when I went for my interview and the HR person said the ojt program was for sheet metal work, mainly in new construction.
After talking to me, she decided I would not be happy doing that for very long, as I told her I wanted to eventually get into service and have my own truck.
Well, it turns out that she had another position open, doing residential replacements. After reading on HVAC-Talk that most guys start with installs, I told her, that sounds great !
Any tips for a (not a spring chicken) getting started in this business ?