I laughed when I heard the HVAC tech tell me he wasn’t certified.

I wanted to be an HVAC technician from the time I was a young girl.

  • I thought it would be cool to work with my dad and help people stay safe in their homes.

When I was younger, I didn’t think that someday I would be a training instructor in the college. I loved my job, and I was good at what I did. I never let my size hamper me. I get whistles when I walk into the classroom until I put on my uniform and they see me as an instructor. Some men still leer because I am quite petite. I am barely five feet tall, and I weigh less than ninety pounds. Once I started talking, I demand attention to what I was saying. I let the new HVAC recruits know I can make or break their careers. One of the young HVAC technician told me he didn’t need to be certified, and I asked him why he was in class? He said his boss sent him here because he had to conform. I told him that there were few HVAC companies that would hire an HVAC technician that wasn’t certified. Nearly everyone in my class graduate with honors and they get hired almost immediately. I’m not bragging, but teaching HVAC technicians their craft is important to me, and I love what I do. When you love doing your job,, it is easy to be good at it, and to continue excelling. I am one of the lucky people that enjoys what they do and will still work even when society says I shouldn’t be.

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