Skilled Trades

Four Skilled Trades Careers Veterans Should Consider

Skilled trades such as HVAC offer great opportunities for veterans to transition from a military to a civilian career. Many skilled trades careers require skills and knowledge that are also needed in the military, such as critical thinking or multi-limb coordination. As skilled workers are beginning to retire and this trend is predicted to continue, […]

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What Are Military Friendly® Schools?

Balancing the responsibilities of adulthood with the obligations of being a student can be difficult for anyone, especially military service members who are returning to civilian life. To help current and former service members choose the schools that could best suit their needs, website and magazine G.I. Jobs, conducts an annual survey to identify which […]

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Time Management Tips for Working Parents in Trade School

Working, going to school, and raising a family can be a lot. Managing your time can help. 1 Going to get your HVAC education can impact other parts of your life. Time management skills can help you play all the different roles in your life with greater ease and success. What Are Time Management Techniques? […]

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Benefits of Working while in Trade School

Some employers have expressed concern that young people lack basic work experience. Because of this, workers never developed skills like responsibility, accountability and time management. The number of teenagers holding a part-time job has dropped by half from 1990 to today – an all-time low since the U.S. started keeping track in 1948. 1 Although […]

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Career as a Boiler Operator

What Does a Boiler Operator Do? Boiler operators and stationary engineers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of boilers for commercial and industrial buildings. Tasked with ensuring that these costly pieces of machinery operate safely and efficiently, boiler operators handle regular maintenance and repairs. Typical job responsibilities include performing diagnostics, using valves to control air, […]

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What Does a Facilities Maintenance Technician Do?

People who work in an office building, factory, or any commercial space, are dependent on consistently running electricity, plumbing, and climate control. Every business facility, large or small, needs technicians to maintain and fix the systems that are essential to functionality of the building. 1 But what are the job requirements and career opportunities for […]

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An Overview of HVAC Technicians and Electricians

Both HVAC and electrical work are promising job options to consider. Here is an overview of some important aspects of both jobs so you if either field is for you. HVAC Technician Job Duties & Work Environment The job duties of HVAC workers include connecting HVAC systems to fuel and water supply lines and air ducts, installing […]

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Skilled Trades for Millennials

Millennials have some important decisions to make like what they want to do for a living. What type of training do they need? Are there jobs available for what you want to do? Where Are the Jobs? As experienced technicians who are close to retirement, fewer young people are filling the vacant positions they leave […]

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How to Choose a Trade School

College isn’t for everyone. If you are interested in an in-demand field like HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance, then attending a trade school could help you get there faster and with less debt than a university: a positive benefit of trade schools are that they typically take fewer than twelve months to complete and cost […]

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Job Growth across 3 Skilled Trades

If you prefer working with your hands rather than working in an office, you might want to consider getting vocational training for an in-demand skilled trade. 1. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (HVAC-R) Job Overview: These are the technicians who install, maintain, and repair heating and cooling systems inside buildings. They may […]

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