My brother Mark has always been talented mechanically. Our dad encouraged him to play with tools at a young age, and by the time Mark was 10 he could use most of our parents’ power tools. Although he never exactly “struggled” in school, he was the least interested in academics out of the entire family. While my other siblings and I attended college, Mark went to a technical school instead to learn a trade. Originally he wanted to be an auto mechanic. He worked for our uncle for a few years who owns a detailing shop near the city marina. But after a few weeks in the auto mechanic program at his trade school, he realized that he didn’t have a passion for it like he had originally assumed. While mulling his options, one of his instructors recommended that he try taking a course in heating and cooling. Regardless of where you live in this country, indoor climate control is in constant use. Some do without HVAC in residences, but that’s a lot less common in commercial buildings. After he got his certifications in heating and cooling, my brother decided to move up north to start his own furnace repair business. He moved to a city with a large demand for furnace repair that also happens to possess affordable housing. He’s happier than ever and finally doing something with his life that he enjoys. If he ever moved southward, he could branch out into general HVAC and fix air conditioners as well. HVAC repair and service is a fantastic trade to learn in today’s world, no matter where you live.
May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022