I am in a two year HVAC program at a local tech school. I interviewed at one place to see if they were interested in me working for them over the summer break. Sure enough, they want me. I'm pretty excited. And nervous. I start there in just over a week.
I'm 30 years old, with nine years as an electrician in the military. I'm pretty smart even if I say so myself. So I am confident in my ability to impress them enough to hire me on full time when I graduate. But this should be a pretty good learning experience for me. Sounds like I am going to ride around with one of their techs for the summer. Don't worry, I'm not going to be a know-it-all. I know a vast majority of what I need to know about the industry will be learned on the job, not in school. And I am definitely going to take advantage of all learning the tech offers me.
A few incentives for me to do well is the company is well known, does the type of work I am looking to do (commercial), and is part of the Plumbers & Steamfitters Union (good pay and benefits). Any further advice you guys can offer? And wish me luck!