Hi guys, great forum!
I've been in the trade for about 20 years, started with sheet metal, switched to gas after a couple of years and I have worked as a service tech and installer since then.
I had my own shop for a few years then moved to a rural town to work for the gas utility in 2006.
I'm back in the big city and I want to switch trades (kinda). I took a basics of refrigeration course before I started my business, bought some tools and installed a few heat pumps. I really enjoyed the change of scenery.
I've looked into our local apprenticship rules and if I get my documentation together showing my years in the trade I can get credit for some hours!
I'm hoping to get back at it at the end of summer, my wife is a controller (accountant) and is making enough money now that it's my turn to re-train. (I'm doing night courses to write for the next level of gas ticket too)
I look forward to catching up with the changes in the 4 years I've been gone from the hvac world and appreciate any opinions/advice on my career change.