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HVACR Industry: Kid Tested, Parent Approved
2017/08/09
August 7, 2017
The late, great D. Brian Baker, president of Custom Vac Ltd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and a frequent contributor to The NEWS, once said the labor shortage in the HVAC industry could be attributed, at least in part, to families having fewer children these days.

“Our parents and grandparents had so many kids, because they worked on a farm or had their own small businesses that required skilled labor, so they produced their own labor,” Baker said. “When I grew up, it was not uncommon for families to have four or more kids, and most worked in the family business.”
 
Those days are long gone, as families have fewer offspring, and those children now have the option to choose vocations that differ from their parents. Even with the plethora of career choices available, most in the HVAC world are hopeful their kids follow in their footsteps, noting that even though the industry isn’t perfect, it can provide ample opportunities and a great career path to those willing to work hard and earn it.
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