Skilled Trades

4 Awesome Skilled Trade Careers You Can Pursue Without College

Picture yourself sitting in classroom for four years, only to graduate with tens of thousands of dollars in debt and an uncertain future. Does that scare you? Wouldn’t it be better to enroll in school, graduate months later and have an in-demand career waiting for you, with as little debt as possible? If you don’t […]

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A Guide to the Skilled Trades Shortage in 2018: How We Got Here and How We Can Start to Fix It

America’s skilled trades shortage has been making news headlines, and for good reason: Welders, electricians and other skilled workers are hard to find.[1] Employers in the manufacturing and construction industries are struggling to find qualified job candidates.[2] Even state governments are concerned and spending millions to support vocational training.[3] So just how severe is the […]

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What Are the Licensing Requirements in the Top States for Electricians?

People want to trust whoever is replacing their electrical outlets or wiring their homes. Licenses and certifications are signs that they can trust you when they hire you. In an electrician training program, you get to learn all of the foundations of the electrician’s job: Electrical wiring Electrical safety Troubleshooting The National Electrical Code The […]

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How Do You Become an HVAC Technician?

HVAC could be a promising career for those who don’t want to spend at least four years at a college or work an office from 9 to 5. The job outlook for HVAC technicians is much better than average: the projected job growth rate from 2016 to 2026 is 15%, compared to 7% for all […]

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Social Media Dos and Don’ts for Job Seekers

Social media is a great way to connect with your friends or share content you find interesting, but you need to be aware that some employers are reviewing applicants’ profiles. A candidate could potentially lose out on an opportunity if an employer finds that you post material that is considered inappropriate. Following are some tips […]

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Considerations for Choosing a Trade Career

Four years of university and a career behind a desk isn’t for everyone. Vocational schools can offer quicker paths to promising careers. With the country facing a skilled labor shortage, many people are opting for technical training. Here is some information to consider when choosing where to train and which profession to enter. How to […]

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Green Jobs Update 2017

Green jobs are promising career opportunities as you often can build upon your existing skill set and training by obtaining additional expertise in green technology. 1 For example, green energy is a major job creator. By the end of 2016, 2.5 million workers in the U.S. were employed in clean energy positions.  Out of that […]

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Skilled Trade Jobs in 2017

There has been much discussion about the skilled labor gap in this country. Many workers in the skilled trades are baby boomers who are retiring now and will continue. There are many misperceptions regarding the skilled trades which is why younger people have been discouraged from going into them. What are skilled trade jobs? Skilled […]

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Is Becoming an Electrician a Good Career Choice?

Electricians are needed everywhere, and the job outlook for them are expected to better than average in the coming years, but that’s not the only reason becoming an electrician could be a good career choice. What Electricians Do Could you imagine living in the dark and not being able to have any modern conveniences our […]

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Journeyman Vs. Master Electrician

Becoming an Electrician can be a promising career. There are many opportunities in this field especially in the construction industry. 1 The median annual wage for electricians is higher than that for other construction workers. 2 Better pay and opportunities are a couple of the many benefits of becoming an electrician. After completing electrical training, […]

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