Originally posted by greenhornet
1. The trade school I go to gives you a list of the tools you need, a map of an A/C supply house that has 6 locations around town, and if you buy your tools from them they give you a 20% discount.
2. The trade school I go to offers a 3 month prep course just for preparing for the HVAC exam, and they cover ALL the licensing laws & rules.
3. People skills, I think spending 4 1/2 hours 3X a week at school with a wide variety of different type of people is a GREAT way to develop people skills. Where do you develop your people skills? At the local watering hole?
All you guys that want to rip on trade schools, where did you learn all your skills? Did you just wake up one morning and it had all come to you overnight in a dream? The trade school here is turning out techs that go on to open their own HVAC businesses, and do very well for themselves. Maybe thats why you feel the need to put down trade schools beacuse you know they are turning out guys that are going to go into business for them selves and give you more competition or maybe you dont like trade schools because the students who went are better techs than you.
[Edited by greenhornet on 08-24-2005 at 08:18 PM]
Wow I don’t even know where to start you seem to have all your ducks in a row for someone who only got into this earlier this year
To you I would say you are one of the reasons there is a problem in this field
Do you plan to be self employed by time you finish school??
And coming out of school and being a better tech than these guys here that have done this their whole lives, man you are in for a rude awakening
Maybe the school you go to is the exception to the rule but I believe that more realistically you are delusional
The school will give you a good start but it is just that a start
This trade is not an easy one if you do things right, and to run a successful business is even harder
I know the book you have tells you how to fix everything and you know about all there is to know which is great but if you really want to see how smart you are post what you think you know and let some of the smartest guys in the world (in this field) teach you how much you really don’t know
As far as people skills, simply being around people does not teach you what you need to know for the most part, although you will pick it up if you are smart but some people never do
Well I could go on about this forever but I won’t just want to say I think you took Steves post entirely out of context and proved yourself to be pretty bad off
If for no other reason than you don’t know enough to know, that you don’t know enough