My kid is not a fabulous student. Honestly, getting him to wake up for school every day is literally the hardest task I have as a mother, and I have done everything possible to get him excited over it, unfortunately he wants nothing to do with it. He is entering his junior year, when universities are starting to recruit students for higher education. Grades and desire are paramount to acceptance and he has neither. I was sure it was a total loss. Then, 1 day, after a university meeting at the school, he came with an enthusiasm I never had seen before! He told me all about these alternative options for students who struggle as he does. They start this internship program for their entire senior year and if all goes well he will receive a salaried position with benefits alongside an actual career path. It sounded too nice to be true. He chose the local Heating plus A/C provider in our village. He would start off learning how to service air filters plus change out systems, as well as cleaning the air duct. Eventually, they transfer him up to heating plus cooling repair of actual units. And, by the end of his senior year, he will be knowledgeable on how to service any complication with the Heating plus A/C units that he encounters. The local providers, in essence, get free help for an entire year on the job, but, their hope is that they will sign on to work in the end. The Heating plus A/C world is even more popular today than it ever was before. They are in drastic need for qualified dealers as soon as possible!