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3 Green Jobs in the Skilled Trades Industry

Once a green structure is designed and built, specialty trade technicians step in to further reduce the environmental impact of the building. HVAC technicians, electricians and solar photovoltaic (PV) installers are all examples of skilled trades professionals who may be needed during the green construction process.1 If you’re interested in a career in environmental sustainability, […]

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What Is a Furnace? An Introduction for HVAC Students

The majority of households in the United States rely on some type of furnace or boiler for heat.1 Overall, natural gas furnaces are the most commonly used heating equipment in most parts of the country. The southeastern parts of the country are the exception; here, electric furnaces are more common.2 What is a furnace? What […]

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4 Common High Efficiency Furnace Problems

It’s no secret that homeowners often look for ways to save money on their utility bills. And opting for high efficiency HVAC equipment could be one way to do it.1 Whether you’re still in HVAC training or already out working in the field, you may find it helpful to know how to work on high […]

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Electrician Career Paths: The Ultimate Guide

Have you ever thought about how essential electricity is to your everyday life? Without it, cities would go dark and everyday tasks like charging cell phones and making coffee wouldn’t be possible. Electricity is crucial to modern life. And, just as important are the men and women who make sure it reaches our homes and […]

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Why Generation Z Is Choosing Trade School Over College

About to graduate from high school? Already finished school and weighing your options for the next step? Then you are likely part of Generation Z, the group of Americans born in 1997 and later.1 Unlike your older siblings and parents, going to college may not be part of your life plan. You’re not alone. Your […]

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What Is Vocational Training?

Vocational training is an educational approach that teaches students only the skills and knowledge necessary for a career that does not require a bachelor’s or advanced degree from a college.1 Offered at the high school and postsecondary level, vocational training is characterized by a combination of conceptual and hands-on instruction in career-specific subject matter.2 Vocational […]

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