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Graduate Connections – Meet John Nunez

John, 31, originally from El Paso, Texas, graduated the six-month Refrigeration Technologies program at RSI in July 2022. John moved to Arizona with his family about 15 years ago. Thanks for sharing your story, John. What did you do after high school before you came to RSI? For the past five years I was a […]

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What Is the Future for Electricians?

As long as we have and use electricity, it’s reasonable to expect that there will always be a need for electricians. Electricity surrounds us in our everyday lives, allowing us to live and work comfortably. We rely on electricians to install, maintain and repair our electrical systems in our homes, offices and environment. It’s likely […]

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What Is the Job Outlook for an Electrician?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that electrician jobs nationwide will grow around 9% over the next ten years, between 2020-2030.1 An estimated 66,100 more electricians will be expected to join the workforce across the next decade.1 Why are electricians in high demand? Like many jobs, new employment positions for electricians can be expected […]

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How Long Does It Take to Learn a Trade Skill?

College is often seen as the only path towards a rewarding and well-paying career. This common misconception is starting to lose its weight as more and more people look for alternative career paths, with many turning towards the skilled trades. Here, we’re going to look at how long it takes to learn a trade skill […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Enrique Diaz

Enrique, 25, from Chandler, Arizona, graduated the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program at RSI in October 2021.     Thanks for sharing your story, Enrique; how did refrigeration appear on your radar?  When I was 18, I was working at fast-food restaurants. I’d worked at restaurants since I was 15½. One day, one of our walk-in […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Chris Bingochea

Chris, 28, from Casa Grande, Arizona, graduated the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies program at RSI in May 2022. Thanks for sharing your story, Chris. What did you do after high school before you came to RSI? I dropped out of high school because I was always in trouble. So, I went back at 18 and finished […]

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HVAC FAQ: What to Know about Starting a Career in HVAC

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) can be a great career to consider if you enjoy doing mechanical work, working with customers and problem-solving. Around 15,000 more HVAC mechanics and installers will be needed in the U.S. over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). If you’re considering becoming an HVAC […]

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