Hi good people, I am a 55 year old california resident who is caught in the overall job layoffs / economic meltdown scenario. I am in a very serious situation in which I need to contemplate a new career; my current career in real estate, we don't need to talk about. Well, I sure am not going to law school! I need a BUNCH of informed people in this field who can give me advice. I am getting reading to plunk down 10 grand to go to Brownsen Tech here in Anaheim, I have toured the school and it looks impressive, lots and lots of units to learn on, and obviously it's all extremely blue collar. Well what did I expect. I am mechanically inclined, I have been a cable installer, I have worked in stifling hot attics, I know what I am getting into, but I am an older guy and college grad which is unusual but I don't know what the hell else to do, this seems more recession proof than other fields, and I am actually into meters and mechanical stuff, and electrical, I have a full set of tools, much computer background but you guys out there working, what is your take on ME getting into this? 9 months from now I could be set with some commercial training, obviously would like to minimize boiling hot attics in California in July and stick to commercial but if that's what it is, that's what it is. My understanding is that in the summer this field rocks and the demand for people is intense. Would you guys hire a 55 year old tech school grad? Maybe you'll put me in management who knows. Any and all responses appreciated, thanks.