Skilled Trades

The Many Benefits of NATE Certification

NATE certification is the only national certification program accepted by the entire HVAC industry. To obtain this certification, one will need to take a core exam and specialty exam, both of which are difficult to pass. What is more, re-certification is required every five years. Even so, there are many benefits of NATE certification. Employers Value NATE Certification Anyone […]

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Where Can I Work in Refrigeration?

Refrigeration is a steady field that requires installation and maintenance work on a regular basis. It can be a satisfying job in which technicians see tangible results from their work—daily. As a growing field, the job outlook 1 is predicted to rise in the coming years and continue to provide a source of employment to those with […]

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HVAC vs. Refrigeration Careers

HVAC and refrigeration are similar fields but with distinct differences. While students can receive HVAC training at a vocational school or a community college and learn about both at the same time, they may eventually choose to specialize in only one. Each field requires tools, equipment and licensing that are industry-specific. While being trained in both […]

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6 Tips to Fund Your Vocational Training

Any decision about post-secondary education includes the challenge of figuring out how to pay for it. Attending a trade school program such as those offered by RSI offers significant financial advantages over attending an academic four-year program. These advantages can be seen in the short term (your tuition costs will be lower) as well as […]

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Electro-Mechanical Technician Vs. Electrical Engineering Technician

Some skilled trades occupations have simple and to-the-point definitions, such as cable installation technician: a professional who installs cables. However, other career titles can be a bit more confusing. Take the example of electro-mechanical technician and electrical engineering technician. Both careers involve handling electrical devices, but they are different in terms of job setting, skill […]

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Benefits of Attending Trade School in Phoenix

Choosing to attend a vocational training program in Phoenix is not only a great opportunity to advance your career, but Phoenix, Arizona is also a wonderful place to live and work. RSI offers a variety of vocational training programs aimed at preparing students for a successful career in the skilled trades. Here is why attending […]

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HVAC Technician Vs. Electro-Mechanical Technician

People who enjoy working with their hands and prefer a flexible work schedule are often drawn to the fields of HVAC or electrical work. While HVAC technicians and electro-mechanical technicians share many skills and abilities, they are also very different from one another in terms of job duties, training, and job prospects. Learn more about […]

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What Is an Electro-Mechanical Technician?

When people initially hear “electro-mechanical technician”, they might be confused as to what exactly the duties and responsibilities of this profession are. Generally speaking, the job involves working closely with electromechanical equipment. Here is what interested applicants should know about this occupations to see if this could be a career for them. Job Overview An electro-mechanical […]

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What Mechanical Maintenance Engineering Technicians Do

Briefly stated, mechanical maintenance engineering technicians ensure that machinery and equipment operate as they were designed. Should the equipment encounter problems, these technicians have the knowledge and techniques to troubleshoot the issues and repair the malfunctioning machinery. Job Duties To establish a frame of reference, totaljobs.com offers these common job duties for mechanical maintenance engineering technicians: Establish […]

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What are Green Collar Jobs?

Green Collar jobs are defined as being jobs that benefit the environment by reducing waste and pollution. These types of jobs are extremely popular with politicians from both parties, who have promised to create millions of green collar job openings in the near and distant future. Even so, the average person who is not acquainted with the green industry […]

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