Weaver Academy Prepares Students for Heating and Air Businesses

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Fixing heating and air conditioning units isn't as simple as building blocks. But john Pasek of Greensboro has been doing it for a decade with Central Carolina Air Conditioning.

He's a commercial service technician and a success story from Guilford County schools heating, ventilation, and air conditioning program at weaver academy..

The program has been around since the mid-90's but back then school officials said  it was considered just a vocational class and many students didn't think they would get a job.

The school district believes the H-VAC program has stood the test the time now and can provide a strong career stability in the Piedmont.

"I knew it wasn:t going to go overseas, I knew that it would always be something that has job security," Pasek said.

Twenty two students are currently enrolled in the four course program, the highest number its seen in years.

School officials said they believe employment in the H-VAC field will grow by 28 percent by 2018.

Once students complete the program, they'll be able to qualify to get a 2-year scholarship to GTCC for more training.