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The latest news and posts for craftsmen, tradesmen, specialists, and everything in between.

Increasingly, homeowners are turning to home alternative energy sources and smart technology to save money on electrical costs. They want electrical technology that is better for the environment and their pocket books. As electrical trends continue to evolve, it’s important to know which innovations are rising to the top of this exciting industry. Residential Solar […]

08/09/2017

After high school, many people enter a workforce full of possibilities. Some individuals continue their education at a four-year university, while others choose community college or technical school. If you’re looking for a hands-on learning experience related to a specific career choice, technical school could be for you. What does a technical school offer? Technical […]

07/20/2017

When it comes to aesthetics and functionality, homeowners usually look to incorporate what’s trending or hot on the market. Whether a homeowner is building a home or renovating a living space, there are many popular designs and construction materials to fit their unique style. Here are some of the latest trends in the residential construction […]

07/06/2017

If you want to make the most of your trade school education, it’s essential that you take every assignment, workshop, and opportunity seriously. When you start treating trade school like a job, you will be implementing one of the most important student success tips. Learn about how to succeed in school by treating it like […]

06/22/2017

Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were contemporaries, and even rivals, as inventors in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. In fact, Tesla was even an employee of Edison early in his career. While there’s no doubt that Thomas Edison had a more financially prosperous career as an inventor, historians and engineers could argue that […]

06/08/2017

In the male-dominant fields of trade-based careers, women in trades can face doubts about their careers. You might wonder if you’ll be able to succeed, or if anyone will take you seriously. With the right training and commitment to the trade, we believe women are uniquely equipped to succeed in trades like HVAC, automotive repair, […]

05/25/2017

From auto body repair needs to optional cosmetics, the auto body industry draws all levels of interest, from those in the industry to those simply passionate about cars. Wherever you lie on the spectrum, here are a few newsworthy trends driving the field forward. Laser Headlights Laser headlights have been at the top of the […]

05/11/2017

Being a working student is a demanding lifestyle, so prioritizing balance is essential. As you prepare to take on your career goals, you can add some habits to your life that will help you with balancing school and work. If you’re working full time and going to trade school, try these time management techniques. Trim […]

03/31/2017

The plumbing trade is full of famous plumbers who built up their careers like you’re working to do. Use these tips to start your career off on the right foot, and aim to take the trade even further. Sir John Harrington: More is not always better. As noted in our history of the plumbing trade […]

03/14/2017

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your future? Do you get discouraged from achieving your career goals? You are not alone. When motivation runs low, it’s essential to stay focused on what matters. Use these simple strategies to feel motivated more frequently – and work through the times when you don’t. Remember why you’re here. […]

03/02/2017
 

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