When I graduated from high school, I knew that I did not want to follow the traditional route of continuing on to college.
- I was never a strong academic student, so I knew that I needed to find something else to launch my career.
I always assumed that I would end up going to cosmetology school, but, instead, I ended up registering in trade school. When I toured the adult education center, the HVAC program surprised me. I was so intrigued at all of the possibilities involved in this training. I also found it exciting that I could possibly do my own heating and cooling repairs in the near future. The entire program was only six months long, so if I did not particularly enjoy it, then I would at least have learned some new skills. I registered right after my tour of the facilities! On the night before my first day of HVAC training, I was so excited that I could barely sleep. They did a very broad overview of the entire program that day, but they did mention some fascinating information. For example, I would be learning what types of shapes of sheet metal make the best furnaces! I had no idea that the shape of the metal affected how well the furnace runs. Apparently, if the metal is cut properly, the furnace should not be making any noises while running. When I learn how to repair this, I will be fixing this noise problem in my own home! I have a great feeling that I am going to enjoy the rest of this training.