February is National Career and Technical Education Month and the instructor is helping promote it by having a speaker from a local business talk tot he students about learning a trade. The A.M. students at the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center‘s (CCCTC) Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) program had the opportunity to listen to Scott Good and Nathan Lucas from Goodco Mechanical in State College. Nathan talked to the students about the different opportunities in the company and also in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration trade itself. He explained there are so many different employment opportunities inside the company such as a project manager, installer, sales, and a technician. Nathan said, ” I am passionate about this trade, everyday is a new challenge. It makes me feel good to help someone and see the smile on their face once they have heat”. Scott Good, the owner of Goodco Mechanical also spoke to the class. He explained to the class that he does the business part of the company. He knows how to find good people. He said that the wages in this field are high and they need good workers to fill the position. He looks for more than just someone with the skills but also what will differentiate someone from the others and that is: attitude, work ethic, and willing to learn. He told the class that he has a passion for the trade and that they are doing the right thing by learning a trade, baby boomers are retiring and there is nobody to take those spots. Mr. Good said, ” There is a need for trades, PA is 25,000 HVAC/R technicians short, they are in high demand”. To learn more about the HVAC/R program visit us at www.ccctc.edu or call 814-765-5308.