Can’t decide between a career in cooling systems, ventilation, or electrical? HVAC covers it all! HVAC technicians install, maintain, and repair refrigeration, heating, cooling, and ventilation equipment. This career path is ideal for those who wish to utilize their skills outside of a traditional office environment. Considered to be one of the most active jobs in the industry, an HVAC technician’s work takes them indoors and outdoors on a daily basis, as well as to a variety of job sites.


HVAC is a field that is currently overflowing with opportunities for people who want a steady, stable career doing what they love most. As an HVAC technician, you will get to work on a variety of complex systems with different issues, ultimately working towards a detail-oriented solution with every service. By working closely with their company and customers and performing expert problem-solving skills, HVAC technicians are able to find resolutions to common heating and cooling issues.


Florida is currently considered the top state for HVAC technician jobs. In our modern world, it is safe to say that nearly every commercial and residential building have HVAC systems, and many have refrigeration needs as well. In return, there are a variety of HVAC projects that are needed on a daily basis ranging from installing equipment in newly constructed homes and buildings to repairing and replacing older units and upgrading systems for improved efficiency.

Due to the vast amount of new construction in the area, the current demand of HVAC technicians is likely to expand even further in the coming years. Especially for the state of Florida where temperatures are often warmer year-round, expert HVAC workers will always be needed. The industry is eagerly searching for professional, skilled trade workers to meet the needs of Northeast Florida’s growth.


The current job opportunity outlook for electricians in Northeast Florida is better than ever. Due to the high number of new constructions in the area, the industry is actively seeking skilled workers to meet the high demands of Northeast Florida’s substantial growth.


The NEFBA Apprenticeship Program helps hard-working individuals in the construction workforce gain valuable knowledge and expertise to help them advance their careers in the trade of their choice. We provide our apprentices the opportunity to work alongside the best-skilled industry professionals in on-site, real-world situations. The only out-of-pocket expenses for the apprenticeship are for books, required polo shirt for classes, and testing fees all ranging from only $150-$175 each year.

In addition to performing valuable day-to-day jobs, apprentices will also receive leading classroom instruction from professionally licensed and certified instructors in the industry. Throughout the entire 4-year program, students will have the opportunity to make money through on-the-job training, receive career counseling, and be assisted with free job placement.



For over 48 years, the Northeast Florida Builders Association has been accredited to offer professional training in HVAC and other trades. If you’re interested in learning more about an apprenticeship opportunity, please email apprenticeship@NEFBA.com or call us at (904) 421-0296.