Skilled Trades

Searching for a New Career in 2019? Consider the Skilled Trades

The New Year can be a great time to make positive changes in your life. Considering that the average person spends more than 90,000 hours in their lifetime at work, starting a new job or switching careers is one of the biggest changes you could make.[1] And with the nation facing a skilled trades shortage, […]

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Where Are the Manufacturing Jobs in the U.S. in 2019?

Contrary to what you may have heard, manufacturing in America is not dead. In fact, this sector is thriving, so much so that a shortage of over two million skilled workers is expected over the next decade.[1] If you’re thinking about becoming a welder or already enrolled in welding training, manufacturing is a sector to […]

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Career Profile: Mobile Welder

You’ve finished your welding program. What’s next? There are many welding career paths to choose from: shipbuilding and repair, motor sports or pipeline installation—to name a few. But if you’re an entrepreneur at heart, you might want to consider becoming a mobile welder. What Is a Mobile Welder? A mobile welder is essentially a small […]

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Talking to Your Parents about Welding School

Are you sold on a career in welding but still need to get your parents on board? If they’re like most parents, your mom and dad will probably want to know how much a welding program costs and, even more importantly, what a career in welding means for your future. Get the facts before you […]

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Basic Terminology for Beginner Electricians: The Words You Need to Know

If you’re thinking of becoming an electrician or you’ve already made the commitment, you have a lot of new words and lingo to learn. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of all the terminology that beginning electricians should know. Terms of the Electrician Trade Just as doctors must understand medical terminology to do their […]

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Cool Welding Careers: Motorsports Fabricators

Are you a fan of motorsports like NASCAR, off-roading and monster trucks? Ever consider turning your fascination into a full-time job? It’s a possibility after you finish welding school. You’ve probably heard racecar drivers yell, “Drive fast, turn left,” at the tracks. But motorsports fabricators have their own motto: “Drive fast, weld right.” That’s because […]

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How to Become an Electrician in Jacksonville, Florida

If you like surf, sand and year-round sunshine, Jacksonville is the city for you. With job growth for electricians predicted to be faster than the national average, this Florida city can be a great place to start your career after electrician training.[1][2] As with the rest of the country, there are important steps to becoming […]

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Robotic Welder Operator Career: An Overview

What does welding have to do with robots? A lot, actually. Robots have revolutionized the manufacturing industry, reducing costs and boosting productivity. Many popular welding processes can now be automated. But contrary to popular belief, robots are not stealing jobs. Instead, they’ve created high-tech positions for welders in important fields like auto manufacturing,[1] in which […]

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Career Comparison: Plumber Versus Pipefitter

What do plumbers and pipefitters have in common? Pipes! Both careers have these tradespeople installing, inspecting and repairing piping systems. The scale of the work is what really sets these two skilled trades apart. Pipefitters usually work on much bigger pipes found in industrial settings. Plumbers are the pros you call to fix your bathroom […]

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Major Construction Projects in Texas Mean Job Opportunities for Welders

Texas is the state that employs the most welders in the U.S[1] If you’re completing your welding specialist training program in Houston, you’re probably already considering where you could work. It just so happens that Texas has industries where welders are really needed: Transportation Trade Utilities Manufacturing Energy Constructio[2] With manufacturing firms moving to Texa[3] […]

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