Skilled Trades

Choosing a Career in the Trades after High School

The idea that everyone should go to college in order to land a good job doesn’t work for everyone. Students need options for all career paths like vocational training for skilled trades. Trade School in Europe vs. America In Europe, vocational training has long been seen as the beginning of a thriving career. The German […]

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Community College vs. Trade School: Career Training Comparison

It’s well known that workers who’ve received career training beyond high school tend to fair better in the job market. They generally enjoy greater career stability and incomes. A four-year university isn’t the only route to these benefits, though. Trade school and community college are two viable paths to promising careers. However, when it comes […]

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Is There a Skills Labor Gap?

As the U.S. is slowly recovering from the recession caused by the 2008 economic crisis, the labor market is finally looking up for Americans seeking employment. Industries like construction or manufacturing have experienced growth in 2016. 1 Multiple articles have come out talking about skilled trades jobs going unfilled, and there is talk about a […]

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Skilled Trades Podcasts

Wondering whether a skilled trades career is right for you? Thinking about becoming an electrician or a welder? Finished a welding training or electrical applications program and need help with your job search? Working in the skilled trades and have questions about tools or equipment? Looking for tips that could help on the job? There […]

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What Can You do with Your Welding Skills?

Are you considering a career in welding? You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a welding career path, and your welding training could give you a competitive advantage with employers. Here are some of the career paths you can pursue. Where to Find Welding Jobs Manufacturing is by far the biggest […]

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Electrician Skills – What You Need to Become an Electrician

If you have considered becoming an electrician, now is a good time to get into the industry. Employment for electricians is projected to grow 14% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all other occupations. This growth is primarily driven by an expanding construction industry, as the wiring needs to […]

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The Benefits of Trade School

If you are interesting in receiving welding training or other skilled trade, going to a trade school would be a great option. 1 Focused Training/Shorter Program Length In trade school, you typically only focus on learning the skills you’ll use on the job without taking irrelevant general education courses that you would in a university […]

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Why Become an HVAC/R Technician?

Choosing to enter the skilled trades can offer economic stability, advancement, and an environment that doesn’t involve sitting behind a desk. But which to choose? Here are some facts about a career in HVAC/R. Impressive Industry Growth The HVAC/R industry is quickly growing, so there are plenty of opportunities available for trained technicians. The BLS expects […]

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In Demand Skilled Trades Jobs 2016

Many older skilled trades men and women are retiring, leaving positions open for newly trained workers. In fact, the demand is so great in some industries that there is a shortage of skilled talent for those with welding training. Following is an overview of industries that are set to employ skilled trades workers in 2016 […]

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Meet the Real Rosie the Riveters!

The image of Rosie the Riveter, a proud woman flexing her muscles, has survived for generations as a cultural icon. Rosie evolved from a World War II recruitment tool to a symbol of female pride largely because she represented not just one female worker but the strength and determination of the thousands of women who […]

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