My Kid Prefers to Work With his Hands

I am the mother of a funny high school boy.

He is now in the 10th grade and his guidance counselor and father are starting to talk to him about what he is going to do with his life once he walks across that floor at graduation.

One thing the two of us have easily observed in his college life is that he much prefers to work with his hands than with his head, but well, you easily have to use your head as well. You know what I mean. He would rather build something or repair something than he would study a book and answer questions. But because of this natural inclination, I am tempted to try to tell my kid that he should look into studying a skilled trade. I guess that skilled workers are in short supply all over the place, and also especially in my state where I happen to live. The people I was with and I need all kinds of skilled workers, but one thing I am sure the two of us will always need is heating plus A/C installers and repairmen. If my kid decided to go to tech college, which I hope he does, I guess he would fit best in the heating plus cooling program. The local tech college by us teaches a program called Heating plus A/C – R. That stands for heating plus A/C – refrigeration. Not all trade colleges teach refrigeration along with their heating and cooling program, but ours just happens to. I guess this is smart and also vital for the good of society. Our grocery stores plus restaurants need reliable refrigeration installation and refrigeration service, along with heating and cooling repair. I do not see any shame in studying how to install plus service A/C’s plus heaters. There was a time when all trades were looked down upon, plus it was as if the only people who could do that type of work were those who couldn’t do anything else. Those days are gone though! Heating plus A/C businesses often also have loose schedules, which is legitimately nice indeed.


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