Opinions


Letters to the editor

August 10, 2000
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

Climbing the hvac ladder

I have read with great interest your “Feedback” in The News. The letter from Dick Shaw [July 24, 2000, page 5] was of great concern to me. The company I work for takes great interest in trying to help young people come into the trades of hvac and plumbing. We make our personnel available to any high school that would like to have us speak to the students. I feel that the real problem is in the schools — they say all the students should go to college. I see a great many kids that are not college material every day that are unhappy with their jobs. The challenges are to get the schools to look at each student as not one type of person but many different people. It took myself several years before I realized that I needed something that I would be willing to do for the rest of my life.

We as a whole must be willing to take these young people that are coming out of the trade schools and spend the time and money to get them to where they can be good techs and a benefit to the trades. If we want to start teaching our own hires to be techs, we will be spending more than we can afford to as companies.

The trade schools are just the first steps to higher learning. We are the ladder that they need to climb to reach higher in life.

Dave Hurrle Earl Gray & Sons, Inc. Board Member of the Indianapolis PHCC

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Mini Split Installation

Twin Cities contractor Aabott Ferraro helped retrofit an older St. Paul home.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Doug Dougherty

Doug Dougherty, president and CEO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization (GEO) joins the program to discuss the latest happenings with GEO, including the drive to get included in state and federal definitions of renewable energy, plus the future of geothermal.  Posted on July 25.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 07-28-14 cover

2014 July 28

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

R-22 PHASEOUT POLL

Some in the industry are calling for the EPA to halt production of R-22 as of 2015. What do you think?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con