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Why Technical Skills Can Mean Job Security in a Pandemic for Some Workers

The novel coronavirus has brought widespread change to the way we live, work and socialize. In a global pandemic, some jobs have disappeared or changed, while some have been highlighted as “essential.”1 Three of these jobs—HVAC technician, welder and electrician—have shown how technical skills can mean job security in a pandemic. In other words, these […]

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HVAC Demand: 41% of America’s Schools Need New HVAC Systems

Did you know there are about 36,000 public K-12 schools across the country that need HVAC repairs or improvements?1 The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that around 41% of public school districts are due for HVAC updates or replacements.1 HVAC-related problems in schools, if left unaddressed, can lead to some serious issues:1 Poor […]

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Graduate Connections – Meet McDarian “Mac” Givens

Mac, 33, from Pontiac, Michigan, graduated the nine-month Electro-Mechanical Technologies (EMT) program at RSI in January 2022. Thanks for sharing your story, Mac. How long have you been in Arizona? Nine months. I moved here in March to go to RSI. I started the program in April. What did you do before you enrolled at […]

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4 Top Drivers of Career Motivation after COVID-19

Many people are eager to get back to work after the year of pandemic-related shutdowns. In July alone, the unemployment rate decreased 0.5% down to 5.4%, which is a fraction of what it was at the height of the pandemic.1 But many workers don’t plan on returning to the same employers or occupations as the […]

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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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