The apprenticeship program here at Scott’s One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating offers on-the-job training to people who may not have the experience, but who have the drive to create a career. It’s a program that I took full advantage of and, twelve years later, has led me to management.
There’s a lot of opportunity here for people who are looking for a career. We hold schooling in office and throughout the country. What we really focus on, however, is on-the-job training. It’s all about the basics.
Coming on board, I did whatever I needed to do to learn those basics: cleaning, installs, and anything else to get my foot in the door. I started going to installs to learn every aspect of installing systems properly. In three years, I moved up to service. In the service department, you learn how everything is put together; you learn how to be a great technician.
I started here at 18 years old. I’m 30 now, and currently an install manager. And even at this level, I’m still continuously training and learning about new technology. As our industry grows, we have to grow with it.
I’m always happy to give other young people the same opportunity that was given to me. If you have the drive, the apprenticeship program is always here for you. Give us a call at 813-676-9032. We look forward to speaking with you.