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How to Apply for Trade School: 4 Tips for Planning for Your Training

What do the COVID-19 pandemic and trade schools have to do with each other? More than you might think. Millions of Americans were forced to reconsider their academic and career plans because of the pandemic. Over a year later, many are still dealing with the consequences of the COVID-19 shutdowns:1 college and university enrollment rates […]

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Why Consider Training for a Green Job in the Trades in 2021?

Green jobs are growing in popularity as more workers look for careers with a positive impact on the world.1 Skilled trades careers like HVAC/R technician and electrician can offer opportunities to work in the sustainable and renewable energy fields, making them options to consider in 2021. Keep reading to see what kind of green jobs […]

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Is a College Education Still Valuable? How the Pandemic Has Changed People’s Views

The COVID-19 pandemic had negative consequences in the realm of work and education.1 Millions of U.S. adults had their academic and professional plans disrupted, with marginalized groups being disproportionately affected.1 This unforeseen and drastic shift created some changes in terms of educational choices. Colleges saw a severe drop in enrollment, while trade school training is […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Seir Skinner

Seir, 25, from Elko, Nevada, graduated the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program at RSI in late September 2021.   Thanks for sharing your story, Seir; what did you do before coming to RSI? I graduated high school in 2015. I had two jobs after, as I wanted to have my own apartment. For the last […]

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Why There’s a Higher Demand for Tradespeople Post-Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc upon society in so many ways. One trend that researchers have noticed is that fewer students enrolled in vocational programs during the pandemic, possibly because skilled trades training doesn’t always translate as well to a virtual environment. To learn a practical or mechanical skill, hands-on training can be important. Now, […]

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Why Go to Trade School? 4 Top Reasons People Are Enrolling Post-Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic interfered with the educational paths of millions of adult learners across the country. While rates of enrollment are down for traditional forms of education, there’s been continued interest in trade school programs among those looking to return to school. With the HVAC/R industry experiencing a skilled labor shortage, this comes as good […]

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4 Trends in Smart HVAC Tools

Technology is advancing around us all the time, including HVAC tools. HVAC tool technology is creating more connectivity between technicians, their equipment and the office. This, in turn, could lead to greater efficiency for HVAC businesses and contractors. If you’re taking HVAC classes now, you could encounter some of these smart HVAC tools when you […]

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