College isn’t the only thing on the minds of future students.

77% of them are also thinking about what they need for a happy and successful life.1

Is a traditional university education necessary? Education at a traditional university isn’t the right answer for all students, and they deserve to know all their options before they commit to anything. 

One of the biggest decisions every student will face is the step they take after high school. When making that decision, they should be thinking about matters like these:

  • Careers with employer demand*
  • Flexibility
  • Opportunities for work/life balance

The Refrigeration School (RSI) has been training high school graduates for careers in the skilled trades since 1965. In less time than it takes to earn a college degree, can learn the skills they need to enter the workforce as an HVAC/R technician, electrician or welder.

The Skilled Trades Can Provide High School Students With a Bright Future

According to the American Welding Society, 336,000 new welding professionals are projected to be needed in the United States by 2026.*  

Here are just a few of the industries where welders work:

  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Automotive shops
  • Shipbuilding
  • Construction
  • The military
  • Manufacturing

Where humans exist, HVAC technicians and electricians are needed:

  • Homes
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Office buildings
  • Factories

Lifelong Learning

Welders, HVAC technicians and electricians are lifelong learners. Welders, HVAC technicians and electricians aren’t just workers—they’re students.

Trends in HVAC technology are always changing. 

When welders acquire welder certification, they demonstrate that they have the brains and the skills to climb the welding career ladder.

Master electricians have worked their ways through the ranks, sometimes even starting their own electrical businesses.

Great skilled tradespeople are also great students.

High School Graduates Get Career-Based Training at The Refrigeration School

Tour the Campus

  • Tour the main building, electrical building and welding lab
  • Meet expert instructors
  • Discover new career opportunities in the skilled trades
  • See what RSI student life is like
  • Meet our friendly staff and ask questions about tuition planning and student services
  • Meet our Career Services team and get answers to your questions about career opportunities in HVAC/R, electrical and welding.

Take a virtual tour now!

Find the RSI campus at the addresses below:

The Refrigeration School, Inc.
4210 East Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85034

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