I was just wondering if anybody could give me a little insight on the hvac trade. I am about half way through school to get my certificate I already have my epa universal card and I plan on getting an associates degree wich will take about another year. I have been looking at the different jobs available and I have noticed that every job out there wants experience. How do you get experience if no one will hire you because you have no experience? Right now I am in a government sponsored program for laid off workers that pays for your schooling and allows you to draw unemployment for up to two years, but I would like to get a little experience before my unemployment runs out so that I could actually get a job or else I am going to be in the poor house. I live in the St.louis area and since I am drawing unemployment I could aford to work really cheap just to get some experience. Also, if anybody knows, about what percent of the people who take these hvac classes actually end up working in the trade? The reason I am asking is that is seems like there is a lot of people in my classes just at my school alone and I was wondering if the job market can actually handle all of them, not to mention all the other schools in the area.