Toolbox Chatter

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

It’s no surprise that traditional college isn’t for everyone. Millions of students attend college every year, while countless others choose to pursue their goals at a trade school. This is an important, life-changing decision for many individuals and getting it right requires careful consideration.   Choosing to go to trade school over college is a […]

05/23/2019

If I start trade school, which trade should I pursue? Is repairing damaged vehicles the right path for me? Do my interests and strengths align with restoring, painting and welding cars?   Millions of cars, trucks and other automobiles travel America’s roads every day. With so many vehicles on the road, accidents are inevitable. Fortunately, […]

05/09/2019

Is trade school the right choice for me? Do my interests line up with a specific trade? I think I’m interested in HVAC training, but how do I know if heating and cooling school is the right path for me?   If you are considering taking your education, skills and knowledge to the next level […]

04/18/2019

For centuries, plumbing has improved hygiene and provided clean water to homes and businesses. Though the industry isn’t new, plumbing continues to evolve as modern technologies change the way water is delivered, heated, pumped and stored. New plumbing solutions benefit homeowners, business owners and hard-working tradespeople in the plumbing field.   Here are three bathroom […]

04/03/2019

Plumbing has delivered clean water and protected people from disease for centuries, starting with the Roman Empire. Today, plumbing allows people to enjoy the comforts of daily living, including hot water, showers, toilets, dishwashers and washing machines. Similarly, electricity helps power many plumbing appliances in homes, as well as refrigerators, computers, air conditioning systems and […]

03/21/2019

There’s no one size fits all when it comes to school. Some students attend a traditional college to earn a two- or four-year degree. Many others discover a combination of knowledge, skills and technical training is the right path for them. A vocation education at trade school provides students with a variety of positive benefits. […]

03/05/2019

Single parents in college or technical school often wonder how they can accomplish their education goals with a family at home. While it may seem difficult, it’s possible to manage a family, work and trade classes. Here are three back-to-school tips for parents in trade school. Schedule your tasks. Use a calendar. It can be […]

02/15/2019

Since the debut of the Model-T Ford, cars and trucks have transformed America, helping people travel from point A to point B. Today, with more than 253 million vehicles on the road, auto mechanics and auto body technicians have never been more important. These skilled individuals help maintain vehicles, whether they perform routine care under […]

01/08/2019

Is technical school my next step? Should I turn my interest in electrical school into a reality? How do I know if electrical training courses are a good fit for me? These questions are common when you’re determining how—and where—to pursue your education. If you’ve always had an interest in electricity or wondered how it […]

12/06/2018

Cars come in all shapes and sizes and can be as different as the people who drive them. Some people view cars as a blank canvas, and increasingly, mechanics, artists and engineers have transformed their vehicle into a stunning work of art.   Car body art got its start in the 1960s when hippies began […]

11/26/2018