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Women in the A/C Trade

Countless opportunities exist for women in skilled trades, especially in the HVAC industry. According to Women of HVAC, female-owned businesses have increased 1.5 times faster than the national average in the past 20 years, and there has been a similar rise in female HVAC technicians. If you’re interested in pursuing a hands-on education to become a woman in the skilled trades, here’s why the HVAC industry may be the path for you.

Challenges Women Can Overcome in the Trades

As it becomes more common for women to work in trades like A/C and refrigeration, these pioneering technicians have the opportunity to pave the way for more women to follow in their footsteps. However, some female A/C technicians could find it challenging to be a role model in a fast-paced, hands-on trade. With a solid foundation in technical skills, these individuals can establish and hone the leadership skills to succeed while helping their peers grow.


Women Succeed in HVAC Programs

Women are often an underutilized resource when it comes to skilled trades. As more baby boomers retire over the next decade, the HVAC industry will need skilled individuals to step into the field and thrive.

Historically, the industry has been male-dominated, but that trend has already started to change as more women pursue HVAC programs at trade schools. Women in HVAC classes at Apex can receive a hands-on education that prepares them for an entry-level position.


Why Women are an Asset in the A/C Industry

If you’re a woman who enjoys hands-on work, the technical nature of the air conditioning, refrigeration and appliance controls field may suit your interests. Women who have strong communication skills also thrive in environments that involve talking with customers, explaining repairs and scheduling maintenance.

How Women Transform Skilled Trades

Women in skilled trades are not only an asset to their industry but also an inspiration to others who aspire to follow in their footsteps. Representation matters, and more female A/C technicians will show women everywhere that they might find fulfillment in the A/C trade, too.


Finally, as more women technicians step into the A/C industry, they have the potential to deepen their knowledge with years of experience and eventually serve as entrepreneurs of their own A/C company—showing other women that they can contribute to and transform this exciting field.


Discover Apex’s HVAC Program

Turn your ambitions into reality by learning how you can kickstart your path as a female A/C technician. Our team is happy to talk to you about women in the A/C program at Apex or help you schedule a time to come to our campus and learn about enrollment. Get started by visiting our A/C program page or contacting us.

*Apex Technical School and its instructors are licensed by the State of New York, New York State Education Department.

Disclaimer: Apex Technical School provides training for entry-level jobs. Not everything you may read about the industry is covered in our training programs.