What are employers looking for in HVAC (skills, education, experience)?
My name is Christa and I am 19 years old. I am looking to see what type of job would most fit me and my skills. I want to know more about the routine of a Heating and Cooling Mechanic (HVAC) to have more or less of an idea of what it might be like. I am currently enrolled in Job Corps to learn trade skills, but so far HVAC has been the one that I am most interested in. I have a high school diploma and currently serve in the Military Reserves as a Culinary Specialist (92G). I am looking forward to gain skills and experience in order to be able to find a job the best suits me. #job #career #hvac
What we look for in those who apply for these positions is mechanical aptitude, some history/experience working with your hands and the ability to do very physical work. It is not necessary to attend a trade school to get into the industry, though school does provide a jump-start to the technical training. I myself have never attended a trade school and many of the technicians working with me haven't either. There is a tremendous demand for tradespeople right now and many employers are just looking for drug free, clean individuals willing to work hard.
AVOID APPLYING FOR POSITIONS ONLINE. USE THE INTERNET EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ONLY TO FIND WHO IS HIRING AND THEN WALK THROUGH THE DOOR WITH YOUR RESUME OR TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION. I TALK TO EVERYONE WHO WALKS THROUGH OUR DOOR IF I AM AVAILABLE.
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