I remember encouraging him to go to the local trade school here and get his heating and cooling certification after he graduated from high school
My former student that I used to teach at the local high school now does work for me on my heating and cooling system sometimes. One day when I was having some trouble with my gas furnace system, I ended up calling the local heating and cooling company to have them come out and look at it for me. I don’t mess around with my gas furnace because I’m afraid that I’ll accidentally explode my house or something. Anyway, this particular HVAC company was the only one who had any openings for emergency furnace calls, and that’s how I ended up using them. I had never used this particular company before, and so when their HVAC truck pulled into my driveway, I had no idea who was going to be getting out of it. Imagine my surprise when one of my former students jumped out of the HVAC truck in his HVAC company uniform! He looked so grown up and capable that it made me feel really old! However, we were happy to see each other and after he gave me a hug, he went right inside and got to work on my gas furnace. He knew exactly what he was doing, and I felt like I was in very capable hands. I remember encouraging him to go to the local trade school here and get his heating and cooling certification after he graduated from high school. He told me that he was glad that I encouraged him to do that because he’s really happy in his job as an HVAC professional.