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What Kinds of Classes Do You Take to Learn HVAC?

The field of HVAC is expected to need about 19,000 more mechanics and installers over the course of the next decade, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).1 Since HVAC equipment has gotten more complex over the years, many employers prefer job applicants who have some level of experience already. Taking HVAC […]

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How Long Is Electrician Trade School?

If you’re considering enrolling in electrician school, you’re probably wondering how much time you would need to invest into this career path. While becoming an electrician would require years of learning before reaching the level of master electrician, the electrician’s career path is fairly straightforward, with some very clear milestones along the way. How Hard […]

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Faculty Appreciation Month 2022 at RSI

May was Faculty Appreciation Month at RSI. During Faculty Appreciation Month, we take some time to celebrate our hardworking instructors, talking about the incredible work they do to make our students’ dreams come true, as well as their personal lives. Shannon Cody Welding Instructor   Shannon has more than 22 years of experience as a […]

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Is HVAC a Good Career in 2022?

With healthy growth projected over the next decade but a lack of skilled workers to fill the opening positions, the HVAC industry is primed for eager professionals who are looking for a rewarding and long-term career. In fact, the industry is expected to tack on an additional 38,500 jobs annually over the next 10 years.1 […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Beau Bilkey

Beau, 26, from Soldotna, Alaska, was an RSI welding program graduate himself in 2018. He is now a Welding Instructor at The Refrigeration School. Beau has been teaching at RSI for about six months. Thanks for your time, Beau. What brought you from the cold of Alaska to the heat of Arizona? I was born […]

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Skilled Trades FAQ for High School Students

The skilled trades are often cast aside as an inferior option when compared to a college education. The school system hasn’t done a good job of equipping students with accurate information about this alternative career path. What do high schoolers know about the skilled trades? College is commonly touted as the ideal option for high […]

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