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How Trade Schools Help with a Smoother Transition from Combat to Career

There’s no struggle comparable to the sacrifices the brave men and women of our armed forces endure when they selflessly protect their country. Unfortunately, another significant challenge awaits Veterans even after their combat ends: returning to civilian life. According to a Pew Research poll, 27% of Veterans find it difficult to readjust to civilian life. […]

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What to Expect When Attending Trade School

For decades, a four-year degree was heralded as the best educational path for high school graduates. However, there are signs that more students are seeking other education options outside college. Undergraduate enrollment has been on a steady decline since 2012 as more students opt for alternatives to four-year institutions.1 At the same time, trade schools […]

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What Is HVAC Maintenance? HVAC Student Guide

HVAC maintenance is the servicing of a heating or cooling system to thwart the potential for future problems and unnecessary cost. Maintenance may help keep systems operating at peak performance levels, so annual checkups before heating and cooling seasons are important. If you are in an HVAC and refrigeration training program, HVAC maintenance may be […]

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Which Jobs Could Be in Demand after COVID-19? Two Industries to Watch

If the COVID-19 pandemic cost you your job, you might be wondering, “What’s next?” With forced closures during lockdown, food service, hospitality and travel were some of the hardest hit sectors. Many manufacturing plants and construction sites, however, were never forced to close. Why? Because the U.S. Department of Homeland Security deemed them part of […]

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Why the HVAC Technician Shortage Could Mean Career Opportunities

If you’re going to invest in career training, you probably want the prospects of getting a job in that field afterward to be pretty good. Perks like healthcare, retirement, paid vacation, career advancement and a healthy company culture would be nice too, right? Well, there’s one industry where employers are struggling so hard to find […]

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HVAC Techs Performed Essential Work During the Pandemic

HVAC technicians were determined to be essential workers by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the beginning of the pandemic. As the summer heated up in 2020, HVAC professionals played an important role in keeping people comfortable, safe and healthy while staying at home, especially during heat waves. Why HVAC Techs Are Essential Workers […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet Allan McGlohon

Allan, 40, originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, graduated the seven-month Welding Specialist program at RSI in November 2021. Thanks for sharing your story, Allan. How long have you been in Arizona? My family moved to Mesa when I was three or four years old, so I’m basically a native! I live in Gilbert. What brought […]

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