It never hurts to have a skill. That's a saying you must have heard plenty of times while growing up in your Toronto or Edmonton homes. Whether it was around the dinner table or while you watched television before bed, your parents would pass along that sage piece of advice. They probably said it in the hopes that you would at least know how to do one thing well in your life. The thing is that what one person sees as a skill someone else might not. Is staying indoors all day in your property playing John Madden football video games to the point where no one can beat you a skill? Sure. Is it a skill that you can bank off of and make a career out of it? Most likely not. When your parents or teachers or people you looked up to advised you learn a skill, they were thinking more along the lines of a skill that will be beneficial to you in the hopes of landing you a job. Or something that would lead to a career.
Skills like working with woodworking tools or fixing motors. In today's age we call those skilled trades. There are a whole lot of skilled trade jobs out there. Such as installing satellite dishes in Calgary or real estate properties or being an electrician. Those are just a couple of examples. Another job in the skilled trades industry is heating and air conditioning installation and repair. It's becoming a job that needs more workers because of how many new home and condo developments are being built each and every single day. It's hard to walk around downtown Toronto and not see a new condo being built. Or to drive by downtown Vancouver and not see an advertisement for an upcoming condo development.
The more new houses and condos that are built, the greater need there is for skilled workers. Pretty much all new homes or condos are including air conditioners, and well, you can't have a home without a proper source of heating. So, there will always be a need for people to install heaters or air conditioners and to repair them when needed. If you haven't made up your mind yet as to what your future holds for you, why not consider a career in heating and air conditioning? There are plenty of courses and training programs available to you that will teach you everything you need to know about installing and repairing heaters and air conditioners.
Once you get all the training required and are done learning your new skill, you can go out in the real world right away and start putting your knowledge to work. Eventually heaters and air conditioners break down or need some tuning up over the years. Having the knowledge and expertise in repairing them will pay off when renters or owners of condos come calling to ask you to repair their broken down heater or air conditioner.