Hey, all. My brother is looking to get into HVAC in western NH (Keene). H
e already has a class-A CDL with hazmat, and does propane deliveries, but i
s getting tired of being laid off when it gets warm. He has great work eth
ic, and really just wants to be a full time, permanent contributor. There
really aren't any schools within driving distance that offer HVAC training.
So we have a few questions:
1) Would on-line training be something realistic to pursue?
2) It seems as if it costs about $50K to get even on-line training; is that
in the ballpark?
3) Is there value in him starting courses while working, and getting more e
xperience while he works in the field?
4) Apparently, in NH at least, one year's education is pretty much the mini
mum before you can start doing apprenticeships. Does that sound about righ
Any advice you guys could offer would be gratefully accepted.