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    Starting my career

    Hello this is my first post here. In one month I will be graduating my 2 year program for certification. I also have my universal EPA card. I'm looking for advice on where to start out and look for work. I don't have any previous experience which is my biggest hurdle currently. I'm 21 years old, excited to start working but nervous.

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    Find a local and sign up for the apprenticeship program.
    http://www.ua.org/locals

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Find a local and sign up for the apprenticeship program.
    http://www.ua.org/locals
    To expand on this. You're better off finding a union contractor to try to hire on with. My local doesnt just bring in HVAC apprentices with out them being employed by a company first.

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    OP, where are you at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechTech2013 View Post
    OP, where are you at?

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    I'm in Orange County, Southern California

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    ABM, ACCO, Carrier, Hillphoenix, Honeywell, Hussmann, Johnson Controls, Refrigeration Unlimited, Siemens, Therma, etc.

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    Mesa Energy Systems (EMCOR) is headquartered in Irvine. I know they are always super busy try there.

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    Congratulations. Great trade to get into young.

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