Skilled Trades

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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Construction Industry Trends and Skilled Labor

The construction industry plays an important role in our country. Carpenters, electricians, welders, and other skilled workers construct and maintain roads, homes, and buildings. 1 In the coming year, the number of construction projects is expected to rise. 2 Skilled workers will be needed. Industry Growth Dodge Data & Analytics forecasts that the construction industry […]

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HVAC and Solar Career Training

Indoor climate control and solar energy are two growing industries. Job opportunities are expected to be available for those with the training to work on HVAC and solar panel system equipment in the coming years. 1 2 An electro-mechanical technologies training program is one path to either career. HVAC Careers The Bureau of Labor Statistics […]

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Why Become an Electrician

If you are interested in becoming an electrician, this is a good time. Electricians install, maintain, and repair power and lighting systems and equipment in homes and businesses. Job outlook is strong The job outlook for electricians has faster than average growth of 14% by 2024. 1 Competitive salary for short training period Like other […]

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