OK I am re posting this because i am armed with some new information. I found a 5 year apprenticeship that is with the teamsters union #72 here in Atlanta. Now I know everyone has their opinion on unions but thats now what this is about. I need to know if doing this apprenticeship, it is 4 days of work a week with a journeyman and one day of class a week in a classroom setting would suit me better in the long run than going for 2 years to a tech school and getting my diploma there. The pay with the apprenticeship is pretty good and i seem to be leaning that way, but i want to know everyones opinion on going to trade school and then getting a job in HVAC or doing an apprenticeship for an extended amount of time until you reach journeyman. thanks for all the help!!!!!