Hey justdave, I say go for it[ I mean the HVAC school ] but realize you might just end up back in a factory. I worked in the field as a service tech for a contractor for six years and currently work in an industrial facillity as an hvac/electrical mechanic. I,ve been at this for 16 years and the outsourcing talk comes up from time to time. But I'm still a tech so I can go back to contractors or see what the new maint. co. offers or whatever. Bottom line is, a job can be taken away but skills can not. Good luck to ya.