The Perfect Technician Academy with Dr. Thomas Moorman


Fach Industry. So doctrine before we get to talk about. Some of the trades and what's going on HVAC industry these days. Take us back in and give us a little bit of a little bit of your background from talking with you before you do not serve military yourself but. Your your father did has pretty interesting story and career. Absolutely. So actually, I was born on a military base overseas and. you know as raised basically on military bases all around the country and. My father actually was a World War Two veteran he's was in Pensacola and flight school in one thousand, nine, forty, one when Pearl Harbor was bombed and two weeks later, he was flying out in the Pacific on P. B. Wise doing submarine search and seizure and down pilot ups I served from nineteen forty one to nineteen, seventy five. So we lived through three different conflicts during that time there he met my mom who was not a US citizen she was at International. Four national and so they were married in. Arm where I grew up. In that situation overseas initially, and then we moved back to the United. States and the funny thing is my mom ended up serving for the Defense Department till. She was five years old working with the dodds school. Program overseas. Oh. No kidding. Yeah. Beneath that's in the dodds school program over in Italy now been doing it for many years. Loves it. So get started looking for when she was and she worked to seventy five dodge program in Germany primarily kidding well, it's. Well, talk a little bit about what your career has been like leading up to how you've how you eventually started running the perfect technician academy. Short, so I came from a military family with. Strong Catholic background. So there are a lot of kids in my family. My Dad looked at me and I was the second son and so Thomas to choice in life. When you turn eighteen, he joined the military the priesthood, but you're on your own. And so I think that message to heart. The reality is I had an eye injury when I was two and a half years old and so I have no peripheral vision when I and my father was a naval aviator, I can't fly the military's out. So I started looking at actually went to seminary studied to be a priest for couple years, and that's where I really learned in kind of change that was army high school curriculum. I was there for two years. There were seven Jesuit priests and twenty one young men, and during that time I kind of learned about myself that. Education is a direction that I, want to go and something I really have a passionate about and I really started votes on what I can do to get into higher education and to move forward and so I ended up getting a scholarship to the community college locally at work fulltime all is going to school transferred to take 'em university as junior finish two years there, and then straight. Into a masters program in Educational Psychology, and later finished my doctorate degree in education. But I worked as a higher education professional state Texas for twenty eight years so far primarily worked for the state of Texas itself, and so recently retired from the state of Texas I worked twenty five years in medical education, and that was my working with these young people and helping them develop careers. And during that time, I got to know the Hopson family that was starting this trade school and air conditioning power those similar while there's a lot of similarities between medicine and the trades they're both essential services. They're both services that people need all the time and there's always gonNA be demand for, and that's one of the things we start looking for employment. You want to look for something where there's always going to be a demand for that and sell the transferable. If you're an air conditioner repair person or if you're a physician, you can get a job anywhere in the United States and Many places internationally as well. You have that background that training. So those are one of the things being essential services, an important thing to look at. But when I talked to the hops bear masters, one thing about trade schools, they asked me to come in and help them start this up and get this going. In. I said, I'm willing to do it, but we're not GONNA do it how traditional trade schools are done because typically trade schools enroll as many students they can try to get as much money in the coffers as they can graduate maybe sixty percent in place maybe sixty percent of those graduate. I said, if we're going to do this, we're gonNA differently we're going to focus on making a difference in people's lives. We're going to focus on making a difference for transitioning veterans and we're GONNA. Try Our folks are going to be a hundred percent of the people we bring, and we're going to do everything. We can to graduate them, and then one hundred percent of the people graduate. We do everything we can to placement at job so they have a lucrative career. One of the reasons that this is a very important to me is I my dad served from nineteen, forty, one to nineteen, seventy, five win in enlisted came out as officer thought yet all these leadership skills and things you'd leave the military at fifty two and the industry and do well, my dad never work again today and his life because he got so frustrated because no, one would hire him. And he couldn't do that transition of the skills and the terminology from the military to civilian life that those years. After we left the military moved off base as a family we struggled there are a lot of issues that came up. I said anything we can do to help a veteran who's coming out of the military to make a smooth transition not only do we do service for that veteran service for immediate family extended family, the community lemon and our country, and so that's one of the reasons why we're going GonNa do this we want to the right way? That's awesome and so what are some of the things that you guys are doing different at the perfect technician academy that you might not see your typical trade school? Absolutely so many trade schools may trade. You can go to community college, get those trade learn those trades. You have other trade schools that are folks on just certification itself. I said he everyone find out what's right for you. But one of the things that we done we we've taken the military model for training and the person actually develop our curriculum was a marine and still is a marine, always a marine right. So he's wanted develop craig develop but after the military model of training. So it's a six week intensive training program seeks days a week all emerging I mean it's fully merged into age industry, and so you're going to not only get your basic certifications that you need EPA which are also going to learn all the things you need to do so that you can be an independent on driving a truck on your own and you may worker contract. You get your own country license but reality is you can take this training and start your own business over time. Yeah. That's awesome. I mean My son, a welding school he's been he's willing to pipeline seven jobs. In the last year I got a nephew that's H. Fach guy he's actually got a commercial each union job now does more more h Vac work on the side than he does during the day job especially in the summer right now and the other nephews carpenter, and he he builds houses worked for a company during the day and does a lot of things like building decks and stuff on the weekends and they've got some there's such a lucrative cash business in the the whole cove in eighteen thing definitely brings up the whole. You know a definition of what essential is A factor everyone's people are always going to need plumbers electricians in h fat guys in. What's interesting is a lot of kids these days don't want anything to do with any of those jobs and you can you back up some of the statistical stuff going on in the industry these days. Kind of like with you know being an airline pilot in the airline industry, we've got massive massive retirements going on in the next five ten years. and. There's not as many kids wanting to go be pilots in the military training less and

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