When I was in high school, our local technical school was offering training to be a plumber as one of their half day classes.
I never wanted to go to college, so I opted to go to the technical school.
I took all my major classes at the technical and spent half the day learning how to be a plumber. It was probably one of the smartest things I ever did for myself. I became a master plumber shortly after I got out of school and became a certified master plumber and HVAC technician. I own a plumbing business now and have been able to gain a pretty good business. The best thing I do is when my family needs help. Mom and dad supported me the entire time I was going to school. They made sure I had all the tools I needed and took care of me. Now, I can do all their plumbing. Dad hates plumbing and seems to think you need to replace all the pipes when there is one little leak. Last week, he had himself so frazzled that mom called and asked me for an intervention. She wanted me to convince dad that if he needed a plumber, he should call me instead of attempting the job on his own. When I got to the house, I didn’t tell him mom called me, but asked what he was doing. He muttered something about the damned plumbing and told me to pick up the wrench. In no time, we had the plumbing repaired, and we didn’t need to go to town for more pipes.