One of my best students ended up owning his own successful HVAC business

The thing is, he had a hard time when it came to studying the actual books

I’ve been an HVAC professor for a long time and there are only so many students who really stand out. You can really tell who is truly fascinated in the HVAC industry and those who just are in it for the money. It’s true that you can make good money in this particular field, but many people are not able to handle it. Some people just have what it takes, and some don’t. Well, a few years ago I had this brilliant student who seemed to have low self-esteem. He confided in me that people always called him stupid and said he would never get anywhere in life. I knew there was something special about this kid from the moment I spoke to him though. He was truly fascinated with various heating and cooling systems and he had been tinkering with different systems ever since he was a youngster. He said his uncle owns a junkyard and he had all kinds of HVAC systems he has worked on, and he was able to get those systems running. He even started a little gig working for his uncle selling HVAC systems that he managed to fix. When I started teaching him how to work on different types of HVAC systems, he was a quick study. The thing is, he had a hard time when it came to studying the actual books. I realized that he learned better with the hands on training, so I focused on teaching him everything I knew. Honestly, he was one of the most advanced students I ever had, he just learned in a different way from most students. I am so happy to report that after so many years, he now owns his own HVAC business and he is thriving!


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