Is Career Training as an HVAC Technician a good option for Military Veterans?
If you have ever thought about becoming an HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) technician, NETTTS Training can help you determine if HVACR technician career training is the correct move for you. HVACR technicians install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) systems. If you want to work in HVACR, you could be working with boilers, refrigerators, central heating, air conditioning, furnaces, ventilation systems, home appliances, commercial grade equipment and more.
Through their service, U.S. veterans often acquire a number of useful skills and talents which give them strong skill sets in the civilian workforce. A hands-on field for skilled workers, HVACR technicians are needed year round to make sure that the heating and cooling equipment we use every day is properly running.
U.S. veterans have served and protected this country, so NETTTS wants to help our transitioning military veterans find a role in civilian life they will love. Our classes are offered in multiple locations to help provide access to a comprehensive, hands-on career training programs close by. At our HVACR training school, you can choose either day or evening classes and receive training by instructors that come from the HVACR industry.
Why Military Veterans Should Consider Training to become an HVACR Technician
Veterans considering a future as an HVACR technician should consider the following factors when making their decision:
- GI Bill ® Education Benefits. To help military personnel have a successful career after serving in the armed forces, the Department of Veteran Affairs offers military benefits for an education/higher learning. U.S. Veterans can apply for benefits and training with NETTTS HVAC Program through the GI Bill Education benefits (Post-9/11 GI Bill Apprenticeship Program). Contact NETTTS and speak with a VA Certified Official to find out more about how to use your military benefits.
- Monthly Stipends. Are you on active duty status? If so, you can get an additional monthly stipend from the VA once you land a job.
- Valuable Career Training. If you are tired of hopping job to job, perhaps career training towards becoming a professional HVAC tech is for you.
Why Military Veterans Make Dependable HVAC Workers
HVAC is a skilled trade that can offer a solid opportunity for veterans because many important skills and knowledge are also needed in the military. This includes:
- Critical Independent Thinking- To install, maintain or repair all different types of problems on all different types and brands of HVAC systems is going to take some brain power. You may need to think outside of the box, troubleshoot, use investigating skills, work backwards, and even rewire a whole system. This cab be a good fit for veterans who are knowledgeable about mechanics, physics, design, computerized controls and wiring.
- Multi-limb Coordination- The job of an HVAC technician requires you to repair or install things on a small scale, which requires finger dexterity, visualization, and very good far-sighted vision.
- Working in Tight Quarters – The job of an HVAC technician may sometimes mean working in close or dark spaces, which is where many boilers, heaters and air conditioners are situated within homes and commercial buildings.
- Discipline and Organization- The job of an HVAC technician can often be independent work, either supervising or responding to needs of different clients. Having the organization to schedule and the discipline to get all work done is an important skill to have.
- Dependability – You are trustworthy and responsible, and accountable as you tend to clients’ needs.
- Teamwork- There are many people involved in each trip, including HVACR professionals, as well as other tradesmen when working on buildings and more.
- Leadership- No matter what your rank was in your military career, you are able to lead by example, which is a great trait particularly as you make your own schedule.
- Focus- You are able to stay focused even when working long hours on troublesome problems with HVACR equipment.
Those thinking about entering the HVACR field with these specific skills tend to adapt to this type of work well, as have at least a basic understanding of the industry. No matter what your military service experience was like, you should consider becoming an HVACR professional!
From Military Veteran to HVAC Technician
Thank you to all our veterans for protecting our country and our freedom. Whether you’re looking to transition back to civilian life or want to make a career change, the HVACR training programs at NETTTS can help you the career training for a successful future. The military offers tuition benefits for veterans interested in pursuing HVAC training & certifications. Find out more by contacting us online today or call us at (800) 542-0009 for more information on military education benefits today or to learn more about how you can start training with NETTTS!
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Justin is the Director of Marketing and Advertising at New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS), and is responsible for promoting the school throughout the Northeast. He studied Marketing and International Business at Marist College and now lives in the Boston area. In his spare time, Justin enjoys skiing, surfing and spending time with his wife and two young children.