I'm an HVAC vo-tech teacher with fifty-one students currently in my program. If you are currently working in the field, what is a good "one sentence" piece of advise you could give to someone in high school currently training to work in the HVAC field? Thanks
[Edited by fullnote on 10-24-2005 at 10:16 AM]
Do it right or find another line of work, there is more to this than slamming filters and banging on ductwork.
There's probably no advice in the world a high schooler is going to listen to, after all we knew everything at that age.
If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.
We have uped our standards now up yours.
To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
how about safty first
be safe or die
I would tell them that this is the best field upon which a person can establish his own business, and work for his(her)self.
Hit 'em where it counts - in their pocketbook...
Tell them,when you get in the field ,remember two things.
1.If the job isn't worth doing right ,then it's not worth doing at all.
2.If you don't have the time to do it right the first time,how in the *&^%,will you find the time do do it over again.
Signs for your classroom;
1.If You Don't Know How It Works,When It's Working Right,How Will You Know When It's Fixed??
2.Learn To Read The Instructions!!!
Question :Are you and your school a member of ACCA ,and if not why not?Thanks
Request: Sign up for the Pro sections on this site,we need more interaction with those dedicated to training the future techs in our industry.
PS.They need to get and keep a "Clean Driving" record,it's critical and often difficult for young people to understand.
[Edited by dash on 10-24-2005 at 03:49 PM]
Don't smoke dope for at least a week before going for an interview.
It's amazing how many potentially good young techs cannot pass a piss test.
Government is a disease...
...masquerading as its own cure
Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
watch, listen, think, read, and learn and dont be afraid to ask questions
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