HVACR industry trade shows are a wealth of information for all members of the trade, from manufacturers to suppliers to contractors. Shows are also a great way for newcomers to the trade – such as vocational students – to learn the equipment they will be working on in the future and the tools they will need to repair, replace, and even design HVACR systems. With so much new technology within their grasp, these students expect to see and touch a lot of gadgets when given the opportunity at an industry show.
At the recent 31st annual ABCO Expo in New York City, hosted by ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions, seven students from three New York City-area vocational trade schools talked about what they liked to touch and feel at the show and how they felt about their futures in the HVACR field. Matthew Deveau, Christopher LeDuc, and Keith Bill are all students in the HVACR program at Suffolk County Community College. Trisha Maneiro, Tyrone James, and Lakim Alston attend Apex Technical School. Yaakov Yenowitz is a student at Lincoln Technical Institute.