For years, the HVAC industry has had a problem bringing in young talent. With high schools and parents promoting the four year college path, the trades were often an afterthought.

Well, that is changing. Gen Z is now be called the “tool belt generation.” They see the advantages of joining the HVAC industry without all the college debt that can be accumulated from a four-year university. How can HVAC contractors take advantage of this trend? SMACNA CEO Aaron Hilger explains why young people are joining the industry and lays out how contractors can benefit.