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Oceanside HVAC Student Tapped For Scholarship From Mike Rowe’s Foundation

When Elijah Chamberlin graduated from high school in his native Laie, Hawaii, he didn’t have a future career in mind. He contemplated college, but the country was still wrestling with the aftermath of the pandemic at the time. Going off to college didn’t seem like a good idea.

“When I graduated from high school COVID was still a risk, and I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do,” he said. “So instead of college, I thought I would give real estate and property management a try, and I got my real estate license.”

While the real estate industry had a lot of potential, Elijah’s desire for a more hands-on career led him to consider going to a trade school. He was inspired by family members who worked in the skilled trades.

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