How-To

How to Choose a Welding Helmet

Part of the welding gear when starting welding training is the welding helmet. Selecting the right welding helmet will not only keep a welder safe and comfortable on the shop floor but also improve productivity and the quality of the welds. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a welding helmet. 1 How Do […]

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Benefits of Smart Thermostats

More and more consumers like the convenience of smart home appliances, which allow them to save energy costs and they can customize according to their preferences. Recent surveys have shown that many consumers have a lot of interest in buying smart home controls, yet most of them have not installed them. However, in 2016, smart […]

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Welding School Guide: How to Become a Certified Welder

Becoming a certified welder can be the first step to landing a great job after welding school. Here’s what you need to know about the process. What Is a Certified Welder? Welding depends on a high level of knowledge, skill, and eye-hand coordination. Welding is a part of everything from bridges to aircraft airframes. The […]

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How to Read Mechanical Drawings

What if you were working in another country and you received instructions for fabricating a ship or airplane in a foreign language? That might make your job difficult. Thankfully, mechanical drawings is a universal language that all welders can understand. Knowing how to read them can allow you to ply your trade anywhere in the […]

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How You Can Balance School and Other Commitments

If you’ve thought about going back to school to train for a new career, you may be wondering if it fits into your schedule. One way to achieve your career goals in a surprisingly short time is to attend a trade school, where it’s possible to complete training programs in just two years or less—much […]

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8 Safety Tips for Electricians

You need a certain type of knowledge to become an electrician. You will learn what tools to use for which jobs, how to residential and commercial wiring, and what type of clothing to wear while on the job. Because working with electricity can be dangerous, vocational schools put a high priority on teaching students proper […]

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Setting Goals and Accomplishing Them

School can be demanding, and it is easy to get overwhelmed. As a student, developing short and long-term goals and mapping out a plan to meet them is essential for succeeding in a vocational school program. Tips for a successful student goal strategy Everyone generally has a long term goal – finishing school, getting a […]

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5 Tips for a Welding Job Interview

You’ve completed a rigorous welding program, and now the last big step before you can consider yourself a professional welder is landing a job. The first impression you make to potential employers in a welding job interview could determine whether or not you’re hired. Use the following six tips to make sure your next interview is […]

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3 Important Tips for Filling Out a FAFSA Form

While filling out a FAFSA form can be time-consuming, the benefits are certainly worth it. The funds from this program can help offset the cost vocational school. Many students are eligible for this form of aid. Here are three important things to bear in mind when preparing to fill out this form. 1. Make Sure […]

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5 Simple Study Tips for Vocational School Students

Simply put, a learning strategy will help you understand information, solve problems, and employ new knowledge. Processing and applying new information is the most important aspect of succeeding in vocational school. In vocational training programs, students acquire technical skills through hands-on training and study materials to help them enter the skilled trades workforce. Learning strategies […]

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