Why HVAC/R is a Great Career
Young students are graduating around the USA right now and making decisions toward their career choices. This was the perfect time for the North Park Innovations team to ask technicians and business owners to tell us why HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration) is a great career choice.
We heard an overwhelming theme, well stated by William Carman, from Action Electrical & Mechanical Contractors in Carrollton, Georgia: “The HVAC industry is ever changing. Great minds all around the world coming together to create, innovate, and solve one of the most basic, but yet, sought after human wants: comfort. A career in HVAC has given me the satisfaction of bringing comfort to people from family homes, to restaurants, to hospitals. Having the opportunity to work on equipment ranging from residential split systems, to ice machines, to controls and chillers, has brought a great sense of accomplishment, but most importantly, joy. And at the end of the day, there’s no better feeling than the joy of accomplishments!”
Barry Valentine from Metropolitan Heating & Air in San Marco, California tells an amazing story of his career path from driver to business owner and instructor: “HVAC/R is a great career choice because of the many directions you can take, all of which pay great and are solid careers anywhere in the USA. I started as a driver for an HVAC company in San Diego almost 40 year ago and since then I have been a service technician, service manager, project sales, maintenance sales, service general manager, and now owner of my own company for the last 12 years and an HVAC instructor at Palomar Community College at nights, training the next generation of field service techs.”
This is echoed by Robert Lemos, of Apollo Mechanical in Richland, Washington, “I’ve been doing service for 23 years, each day has been challenging and enjoyable at the same time. We are a big mechanical company we enlist our apprentices in the Sheetmetal union hall for training. It’s awesome to teach with the iConnect Training Unit TU-106, and the iManifold is a huge help with identifying pressure temp/correlation. Now it’s my turn to pay it back with the younger generation. Let’s do this!!”
About North Park Innovations Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Ellicottville, NY, North Park Innovations is known for the iConnect Training Units and the iManifold, a revolutionary, patented digital manifold. Today, the patented iManifold platform is used by thousands of technicians in 19 countries on 5 continents, has won numerous industry awards, and is used in HVAC equipment commissioning by global OEMs. The iConnect Training Units are featured in vocational training programs across the USA and the world, helping train new HVAC/R technicians every day.
For more information, contact: Lori Northrup, North Park Innovations Group, Inc. Lori@NPInnovations.com, phone: 716-474-7580.