Lincoln Tech instructors from across the country helped us create this “Thirteen Days of Christmas at Lincoln Tech” blog series. They told us what gifts they’d recommend for their students this year, gifts that would be unexpected, and would not only help their students succeed in their professions.
It didn’t take too long for the corny jokes to circulate faster than our blogs. For example, “How many Welders from Nashville would it take to flash flame cook two turtle doves.” You get the picture. No matter what holiday you celebrate this time of year, remember, it’s better to give than to receive. So if you run into a Lincoln Tech student, you’ll know how to make their holidays happy!
On the Third Day of Christmas at Lincoln Tech, Instructors asked for … a DJI Image Professional Inspire Drone, a Suture Removal Simulator, and a 34 Channel USB Logic analyzer.
Picture an HVAC Tech climbing on a roof in December to inspect a chimney. Trying to balance with one hand, possibly on a thin coating of snow, while snapping pics with the other. Yikes! Now you know why John Constantelos, an HVAC instructor at Lincoln Tech’s Union, NJ campus, thinks a drone would be a great gift. “Climbing up 35 to 40 feet in winter weather can be challenging,” he says. “Using a drone to take pictures of chimneys my students might need to inspect would make their job a LOT easier.”
Advanced technology items topped the list of several Lincoln Tech HVAC instructors. John Cowart from Lincoln Tech’s Grand Prairie campus added an iPad to his list, to “streamline paperwork and presentations.” “Smart Boards, SurfaceTablets and Touch Books would help provide a more interactive learning experience,” says Raymond Brodeur from Lincoln Tech’s New Britain HVAC program. Bruce Turnquist and Jack VanNess, also from New Britain, asked for tools like Training DVD sets and Code Disc Sets to assist their students.
HVAC – Smart Job Choice Now. Possible Business Owner in the Future.
When looking at future career options, it’s important to look to industries where jobs are growing rather than becoming obsolete. This is your ticket to a rewarding and promising future. There is currently a need for HVAC Techs who can diagnose, repair and maintain the units millions of Americans rely on to stay cool or warm. In fact, by 2024, it’s expected that almost 60,000 additional HVAC personnel will be needed around the nation.
Hands-on career training can also help lay the foundation today for career success as a small business owner in the future. Recently, the Union, NJ campus invited back several of its HVAC graduates who are now HVAC business owners to share some stories of how Lincoln Tech training helped steer them in the right direction.
If building a new career is on your own personal Wish List, reach out to a Lincoln Tech school near you. And celebrate the holiday season by checking back in to read all about “The Thirteen Days of Christmas at Lincoln Tech”. Might just inspire you to get a head start on making your holiday dreams come true.