Hello HVAC-Talk Users,
I just wanted to stop in and introduce myself.
I am 24 years old and 14 months ago after years of factory work and dead end jobs I made the choice to go back to school for a second career. My schooling lasted 13 months and focused on a lot of theory, but also had 1 day per week of hands on training with furnaces, wiring, threading pipe, installing and troubleshooting gas appliances etc. I obtained by G2 Gas Technicians license (Ontario) and just recently was given a formal job offer by an HVAC company after several interviews, a background check etc.
I was hired on as an "Install Helper(furnaces mostly)" and I start my general training tomorrow through Friday before being paired with a guy and going out into the field next week. I am a little nervous to say the least reading and hearing some of the opinions that are held by the older veterans of the trades on us new guys who are green behind the ears. I hope through lots of hard work and dedication I can learn and progress in the company I now work for and become a valued team member to them.
If anyone has any tips of advice for someone walking into a job in the HVAC field with no prior experience I would love to hear it.