Toolbox Chatter

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

Congratulations—you’re going to an entry-level electrician interview! This is an exciting time, and you’re probably eager to prepare for the big day. To help you be successful, we’ve assembled a few tips, electrician questions and answers, as well as some general advice. Keep reading to find all the information you need to boost your confidence […]

09/21/2022

Humans began fashioning and using tools as early as 2.6 million years ago. In the Stone Age, ancient peoples turned stones into basic tools such as hammers and axes, and they also leveraged sharp animal bones in more advanced toolmaking. These early tools were used for hunting and survival, but they paved the way for […]

09/07/2022

If you’re working toward a future in welding, one of the first steps for an entry-level position is a welding job interview. For some people, interviews cause nervousness or anxiety. But they don’t have to—especially if you’re prepared ahead of time. Preparation leads to confidence, and confidence is one of the most important elements to […]

08/24/2022

We sat down with Apex Technical School graduate Garrett Hansen to ask him about his experience in the Combination Welding Technology program. Originally from Brewster, New York, Garrett currently lives in Brooklyn. Before pursuing a welding job, Garrett was a manager at a daycare for dogs. Working Part-Time While Attending Classes For Garrett, it was […]

08/10/2022

Education can be a stepping stone to the next phase of your future—both personally and professionally. For many individuals, the cost of school can be a hurdle. Financial aid makes it possible for students to more easily manage costs and pursue their goals—whether you’re interested in a trade school, community college, or traditional university. Financial […]

07/27/2022

This month, we sat down with Jamil Williams, a trade school graduate of the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Appliance/Controls program at Apex Technical School. Jamil told us what he’s been up to since graduating from the program, what he liked about Apex, how he stayed motivated, what HVAC classes were his favorite, and much more. […]

07/13/2022

“Teaching is the most rewarding job I ever had, and I can stay involved with the trade I love.” A Legacy in the Trades   Tom Tanski comes from a long line of master craftsmen. His father was a general contractor and master plumber. His maternal grandfather was a union electrician, and many other family […]

06/30/2022

Construction and building professionals help America to grow as well as innovate safer, more environmentally friendly infrastructure. The field is not only a popular choice for trade students, but also an avenue for skills development. Individuals who work in construction or carpentry use a variety of skillsets, from electrical to plumbing, framing and finishing, and […]

06/22/2022

Trade school is a popular choice for many people who want a career change. It’s also an alternative to community college or traditional university, which typically take two to four years to complete. In comparison, students can complete a trade program and enter the field much more quickly. You may agree that the benefits of […]

06/08/2022

If you’re currently an HVAC student or you’re thinking of enrolling in HVAC trade classes, congratulations! This exciting field can be rewarding for many technicians who have a passion for problem-solving, details and working with their hands. However, before you can work with certain types of equipment and products in the HVAC trade, you must […]

04/20/2022

The tide is turning for women electricians. Women make up an increasing percentage of skilled electrical workers. The electrical field can be a personally and professionally rewarding path, especially for women who enjoy being active while they work versus sitting at a desk. Like men, women have the potential to positively impact this industry. Here […]

04/06/2022

Women mechanics make up more of the automotive repair industry than ever before. As increasing numbers of women enter the auto repair profession, many discover that the path is personally or professionally rewarding. Some women who have a passion for cars and hands-on work can find ways to contribute to this exciting industry as automotive […]

03/16/2022

Individuals who work in the electrical field often enjoy a hands-on experience on the job. Electricians require practical skills, the ability to work alone or with others and a passion for problem-solving. The working environment for an electrician may be in a large commercial building or a small corner in a residential home. No matter […]

03/02/2022

HVAC training is a popular option for students who feel inspired by heating, air conditioning and ventilation as a potential career path. However, if you’re motivated to start working in the field quickly, you may be wondering just how long HVAC school takes to complete. Here’s some good news: training classes at HVAC technical school […]

02/16/2022

A carpenter or builder is a vital contributor to the construction trade. Carpenters construct, repair, and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many work indoors on fine details for cabinetry, walls and even furniture, while other carpenters work outdoors on the skeleton of […]

02/02/2022

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) tests and certifies automotive professionals to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service. The ASE certification signifies that an individual knows how to repair a vehicle without causing further damage. When drivers take their vehicles to an auto repair shop, they want reassurance that the auto technician […]

01/19/2022

Companies, factories and construction jobsites need welders to fabricate and repair equipment and building materials. Without metal work like welding, things like infrastructure, commercial products and certain everyday items would not exist. In fact, welders are greatly responsible for building much of the world around us. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 64% […]

01/05/2022

Pipefitters are specialist plumbers. They work with high-pressure piping systems, commercial or industrial heating and cooling systems, and some may even maintain fuel delivery systems. Though their roles may seem similar, a pipefitter and a plumber support different scenarios. A pipefitter handles jobs that have potentially dangerous substances, like chemicals or steam, while a plumber […]

12/15/2021

Construction framing is the process of attaching building materials together to create a structure, like a house, office or apartment. Framing is an important building element, because it must be energy efficient and strong enough to withstand outside forces such as wind, snow, earthquakes, gravity, people and more. You can start learning house framing terminology […]

12/01/2021

A career in automotive repair can be fun and challenging for individuals who enjoy working with their hands. Automotive work requires technicians to know how to safely use certain machinery and tools, as well as workplace safety habits. Technicians should always take precautions to minimize their risk of injury or accidents. Let’s brush up on […]

11/16/2021

How you pursue your education is one of the biggest decisions you can make. Education means something different for everyone. Sometimes it’s a high-school diploma, a four-year college degree, workforce experience, or a hands-on trade program. And it could be a combination! If you’re determined to pursue a vocational program at a trade school in […]

11/03/2021

Considering trade school vs. college? Technical skills can offer career options and personal fulfillment, especially if you enjoy hands-on work. If you’re unsure how learning a trade can benefit you or fit into your schedule, explore the top reasons why students choose to enroll in trade school. Classes are starting soon! Call us at 212-645-3300 to find […]

10/20/2021

Many of the world’s biggest industries—from marine and automotive to mass transportation and more—use welding to create and repair products. Without welding, we would not be able to use many of the items we use every day. Did you know this necessary trade is still evolving since its invention centuries ago? Today, new welding technologies […]

10/06/2021

Looking for a new career path? Unsure what to do after high school? Trade school can be an exciting option that focuses on growing your skills. Unlike a four-year or two-year college, trade school can be completed quickly and without the need to take courses unrelated to your passion (like English literature or geography). To […]

09/15/2021

Plumbing is nothing more than clogged drains and leaky pipes, right? Not exactly. Plumbing is more complicated than repairing a sink or toilet. Plumbers are skilled in their craft, with hours of hands-on training and diverse experiences. In fact, the plumber who answers a repair call in a neighborhood may not be the same type […]

09/01/2021

Countless opportunities exist for women in skilled trades, especially in the HVAC industry. According to Women of HVAC, female-owned businesses have increased 1.5 times faster than the national average in the past 20 years, and there has been a similar rise in female HVAC technicians. If you’re interested in pursuing a hands-on education to become […]

08/18/2021

Between family obligations, work and friends, it can be hard to find time to fit trade school classes into your day. But a busy schedule doesn’t have to stop you from pursuing your goals in a trade you’re passionate about. At Apex, students have the option to choose day or night classes. Taking classes in […]

08/04/2021

Practical, hands-on skills are important in many industries, and workers who demonstrate these skills contribute to a healthy economy. While millions of Americans work behind a desk, there are countless Americans who enjoy actively working with their hands and using their technical expertise. However, a recent analysis from PeopleReady found that there is a skilled […]

07/21/2021

Do you think you want to become an automotive technician? Do you know what it takes to be a mechanic? The automotive service industry is full of talented mechanics who enjoy working on cars and problem-solving. Let’s take a look at three common indicators of success that you can use to guide you on your […]

07/07/2021

Considering trade school vs. college? Technical skills can offer career options and personal fulfillment, especially if you enjoy hands-on work. If you’re unsure how learning a trade can benefit you or fit into your schedule, explore the top reasons why students choose to enroll in trade school.   Classes are starting soon! Call us at 212-645-3300 to […]

06/23/2021

When you open a service panel or look behind a light switch, you may see a tangle of cables or a neatly organized arrangement of home electrical wiring. Depending on your knowledge, your perspective changes! When you know a few basic things about residential electrical wiring, you can more confidently find problems and diagnose solutions. […]

06/09/2021

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians often enjoy a rewarding and hands-on trade. These technicians require practical skills, problem-solving abilities and a passion for technical knowledge about heating, A/C and refrigeration equipment. Individuals working in this trade should also understand HVAC safety standards. Whether you’re an HVAC student starting training classes, or you’ve been […]

05/19/2021

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians often enjoy a rewarding and hands-on trade. These technicians require practical skills, problem-solving abilities and a passion for technical knowledge about heating, A/C and refrigeration equipment. Individuals working in this trade should also understand HVAC safety standards. Whether you’re an HVAC student starting training classes, or you’ve been […]

05/06/2021

When trying to determine the next step on your educational or career path, it can be difficult to make a decision that feels right. You might have many questions and few answers. If you’re considering trade school, one of the main questions on your mind is likely, “Is trade school worth it?” To help you […]

04/21/2021

Advancements in new technology drive the construction industry forward. When you hear “construction technology,” what comes to mind first? Some think about robots that perform human tasks or super computers that manage large amounts of worksite data. However, technology is more than innovative equipment that can accomplish tasks for you. It includes software and machinery—and […]

04/07/2021

Is it hard to get into trade school in New York? How do I know if I’m qualified to enroll? How quickly can I finish trade school compared to a traditional four-year college? These are common questions the staff at Apex receive every day. We help individuals who are interested in learning more about trade […]

03/17/2021

At our trade school for plumbing, students get entry-level skills and hands-on training they can use on their career path. Learn about three plumbing school benefits that can help equip you to enter the plumbing field. A Variety of Skills and Locations Students who go to trade school for plumbing can look forward to learning […]

03/03/2021

Protection is one of the first things individuals in the welding industry learn about their trade. Welding protective gear can help keep the skin, eyes, hair and face safe from the task at hand. At Apex, we require safety gear for welding students in the shop, where students engage in hands-on learning with welding tools […]

02/17/2021

Trade school can give students a sense of personal fulfillment and the opportunity to learn a craft. It can also position you for an entry-level position in your chosen industry. If you’re considering your goals for 2021, trade school might be a good option for you. Let us help you start planning for your future […]

02/03/2021

  Classes are starting soon! Call us at 212-645-3300 to find out more.   *Apex Technical School and its instructors are licensed by the State of New York, New York State Education Department. Disclaimer: Apex Technical School provides training for entry-level jobs. Not everything you may read about the industry is covered in our training programs.  

01/06/2021

All of us learn new skills every day. Whether you’re playing a sport, cooking a different meal for dinner or taking a trade class to pursue your education and gain new skills, you’re absorbing new information quickly. This may sound overwhelming, but there are proven ways you can help your brain remember information. Explore these […]

12/30/2020

The more you use something, the quicker it wears out and needs repairing. Over time, a driver may put thousands of miles on an engine, which rotates 180,000 times per hour. In addition to the engine, a car’s wheels and bearings also rotate millions of times during their lifespan. But usage isn’t the only factor […]

12/15/2020

Welding is performed in a variety of industries and trades. Some tradesmen and women in the auto body and automotive industries rely on welding to fuse together car parts. Clean, strong welds are an important part of auto body work because they improve a vehicle’s appearance and reliability. Interested in the field of auto body […]

12/07/2020

Electrical problems can be unsettling for most homeowners. Electricity powers many appliances in the home—and when it’s not working, it can be an inconvenience. Some electrical issues can also pose a potential fire hazard. These should be addressed right away by an electrician. In fact, all electrical problems, from a short circuit to rewiring a house, should be handled […]

11/24/2020

Home Heating and Cooling FAQs When an HVAC system works, most homeowners don’t think twice about it. When it doesn’t work, they may have many questions about heating and cooling units, energy efficiency and repairs. Here are some questions homeowners might ask when they are considering repair or replacement or trying to learn more about […]

10/23/2020

Minimize Construction Injuries with a Site-specific Safety Plan Construction and building sites are bustling, active locations. They can be exciting and energizing places for individuals in the construction and building trade—but they can also be dangerous places for unskilled workers. It’s important that individuals in the construction trade understand how to keep themselves and others […]

10/07/2020

Welding is a process that joins metals by applying heat and pressure. The earliest known examples of welding come from the Bronze Age during the Middle Ages. For thousands of years, welders have transformed base materials into new items or have used their craft to repair old or broken items. Individuals in the welding trade […]

09/28/2020

Do you need to know how to write a professional email when you go to trade school? Most of us have written a casual email to friends, family or someone we know well. But when it comes to writing an email to your boss, instructor or someone you don’t know, you may choose to write […]

09/14/2020

Online trade school classes require students to log in to a virtual classroom away from others, usually at home or another location off campus. Virtual classrooms appear in a video conference setting and allow students to attend class online from their computers. As you transition to online learning, you may be wondering what to expect […]

08/26/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused school closures around the world. Some schools, like Apex Technical School, are temporarily incorporating distance learning into their curriculums. Distance learning means classes are conducted through the internet, often at the student’s home. This style of learning is new for some trade school students. Here is a list of online […]

08/11/2020

After a collision or accident, a car’s doors may be crushed, the paint may be chipped, or the fender may be dented. Individuals in the auto body trades are taught that collision damage can be classified by structural and cosmetic damage. Some cars sustain a combination of both damage types. Find out how an accident […]

07/22/2020

Communication is an essential skill, no matter your trade, role or responsibility. Good communication helps you and your team work smoothly together. Poor communication at work, on the other hand, may result in wasted time and resources, injuries or stress. While it is essential to learn hands-on skills in trade school, it is equally important […]

07/09/2020

Every interview is different, but there are a few things to keep in mind. You should take a copy of your resume and be prepared to answer questions about your education, skills or job history. While the interviewer may ask different questions depending on the position, company and role you’re applying for, some questions are […]

06/25/2020

Today’s homeowners have specific wants and needs. Green construction and building practices rose in popularity among homeowners and contractors over the last decade. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, eco-friendly homes are energy efficient, good for the environment and more sustainable than homes of the past. Staying up to date on the latest trends […]

06/10/2020

For centuries, plumbers have made modern life cleaner and more comfortable. Plumbing is one system that residential homes and commercial businesses cannot do without. Without plumbing, we would have no hot water, air conditioners, swimming pools, or flushing toilets. However, most people don’t think about their plumbing until a problem occurs and they must rely […]

05/12/2020

Continuing your education after high school is an important decision. If you’re thinking about taking your next step by going to trade school, you probably feel excited and may be overwhelmed. You may be worried about how to find the right program for you or how financial aid works. Don’t worry—take a deep breath! We […]

04/29/2020

At Apex Technical School, students interested in automotive repair typically come to campus with many questions. They are passionate about the trade and want to learn more, such as “How often do I have to change my oil?” and “Do I really need to read the owner’s manual?” Here are some common questions our students […]

04/14/2020

Welding can be an exciting path for many people. According to Felling.com, more than 50 percent of manmade products require welding—from cars, planes and boats to mobile phones and more. If you’re considering pursuing a future in this exciting industry, you may have more questions than answers. And you’re not alone! To help you consider […]

02/13/2020

Construction is an exciting career path for many beginners who want to use their hands to accomplish daily work and feel proud of the outcome. New construction, remodeling and renovations require skilled tradesmen and women with technical knowledge and hands-on experience. Classes focused on teaching entry-level construction, carpentry and building skills give students the opportunity […]

01/29/2020

The average car is made up of 30,000 parts. That number may come as a surprise for some, but for students with a passion for cars, it’s what they enjoy seeing when they open the hood of a vehicle or slide under a car in auto repair class. Automotive repair classes give students a chance […]

01/09/2020

Tradesmen and women in the HVAC industry work on heating, cooling and ventilation systems day in and day out. Typically, people who pursue the heating and cooling trade enjoy learning how things work. They may have a natural passion for troubleshooting and feel a sense of achievement for a job well done. Many beginners wonder […]

12/23/2019

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Stress shows up differently in different people—and for different reasons. Some people lose focus when they take a test, while others get shaky hands when they speak to a large group of people. So, what is stress? How does it affect your health? What can you do to […]

12/10/2019

What do students do at auto repair school? What can you expect to be taught from instructors? If you’re asking these questions, you may want to take a closer look at an average day in automotive repair class. Students who study the automotive repair trade often have a passion for cars. They bring that passion […]

11/27/2019

Trade school gives students practical, hands-on learning opportunities, such as how to use tools and how to work in a shop with peers. Many students don’t realize they can use trade school lessons in life outside the school’s walls. How can trade school offer valuable life experience? Check out these life lessons you may learn […]

11/18/2019

While a plumber may be a craftsperson who brings a toolbox to fix leaks and unclog toilets, he or she can also play an important role in the safety of residential, commercial and public spaces. Plumbing school programs help beginners kickoff this exciting career path by growing their knowledge and skills in the field. On […]

10/23/2019

Figuring out your future isn’t easy. If you’re considering trade school, it’s important to understand what a technical education offers. Trade schools provide the benefits of a specialized  education and can be a faster route to entering the workforce. The trade school environment can be an enjoyable experience for students who like to learn hands-on. […]

10/12/2019

Electrical programs help beginners in the electrical trade learn the basics for a fulfilling path in an exciting industry. From learning how to install a switch or an outlet, to finding a loose neutral in a wiring circuit, your days in an electrical school are spent obtaining skills that can help you grow your knowledge […]

09/25/2019

Women’s contributions to the U.S. labor force are vast. Traditional occupations have changed since women began entering the workforce in large numbers during World War II. As the country continues to blur the lines between gender roles at work, women thrive more than ever. However, women are still underrepresented in male-dominated trade industries. Education is […]

09/04/2019

New York City is full of incredible views, culture and opportunities. It’s difficult to image a world without America’s most iconic city. Each person who lives, works and visits New York City leaves a unique mark on the community—especially those who dedicate their skills and sweat to crafting the buildings that make up the Big […]

08/20/2019

Every summer, the United States celebrates its birthday on the Fourth of July. Fireworks and barbeque are a festive way to recognize America’s independence, heritage and cultural landmarks. But a quick look around the nation’s cities and neighborhoods proves our country’s history is still being written—thanks to the trade industry.   America’s buildings, bridges, roads, […]

08/08/2019

Trade industries are powered by skilled individuals. What do those individuals have in common? Without work ethic, tradesmen and tradeswomen in fields such as construction, electrical, automotive and many others would fall short of their potential. Being proud of your work ethic starts with learning how to balance what you want to do with what […]

07/25/2019

Welding programs are a top choice for those thinking about going to trade school. In welding classes, students learn how to use welding tools, follow safety regulations and best practices, and gain fundamental skills for an entry-level position. So, what is the average day like for a student in welding school? Individuals may be interested […]

07/11/2019

Across the country, temperatures begin to heat up in May, June and July. Homeowners and commercial businesses rely on air conditioning to keep indoor spaces comfortable and cool. However, sunny days bring problems for A/C units that must work overtime all summer long. In fact, technicians who work for HVAC companies may find themselves facing […]

06/25/2019

Auto body shops specialize in repairing damaged cars. In addition to making vehicles safe to drive again, a body shop’s goal centers on revitalizing and fixing cosmetic flaws. Accidents, rust and age often require skilled trade workers to apply a fresh coat of paint. With the help of computerized systems, individuals in the auto body […]

06/06/2019

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

Saying yes to trade school is a commitment that can help you achieve your goals—from learning new skills with your hands to building confidence in your abilities and interests. As you focus on taking your goals to the next level, consider the skills you’ve gained from school, sports, part-time jobs and the military. Think about […]

11/08/2018

Should I pursue my goals of becoming a skilled tradesman? Is the plumbing industry right for me? How do I know if I should follow the plumbing career pathway? It’s normal to ask these questions as you consider the next steps in your career. Perhaps you’ve repaired plumbing or pipefitting work in your home, but […]

10/12/2018

In addition to skills and on-the-job training, a successful tradesperson has a strong work ethic and a professional attitude. Good professional work habits benefit even the most experienced technicians. While you learn skills to enter the trade field, start practicing good work habits while you train or apprentice. On-the-job training exposes you to real-life work […]

09/28/2018

Individuals in the A/C and refrigeration trade keep buildings, offices, stores and homes cool and comfortable. Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity and overall air quality. By providing a climate-controlled environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine and other perishable items. In America, most homes and buildings […]

09/13/2018

Welding joins two pieces of metal together using fire and pressure. The process began in prehistoric times, and methods have evolved the welding process throughout history. Today, there are many types of welding careers, including combination welding. Find out if your personality and natural talents lend themselves to a welding career path with the following […]

08/31/2018

As a TV personality, Mike Rowe is best known for hosting “Dirty Jobs,” a series that dives deep inside messy, blue collar jobs and showcases the skilled workers who perform them. On TV, Rowe shines a light on skilled trade jobs, and he’s an advocate for skilled labor in his personal life, too. Learn why […]

08/16/2018

Man’s attempts to stay cool and comfortable during extreme summer heat are well documented. Historical evidence shows attempts by several individuals to control indoor temperatures. For example, the Ancient Romans utilized the aqueduct system to circulate cool water through the walls of their homes. The emperor Elagabalus built a mountain of snow in the garden […]

08/02/2018

If you’re on track to meet your graduation goal, congratulations! Finishing trade school and starting a career in the trade of your choice requires hard work—and a polished resume. At Apex Technical School, our job placement assistance team helps you learn how to create a resume you can send to companies as you prepare to […]

07/16/2018

Should I pursue my passion for cars? If so, is the auto repair industry right for me? And how do I know if this is the right career path to follow?   These are questions you might be asking if you are in the process of choosing a career. Maybe you find yourself drawn to […]

07/05/2018

Staying focused in school isn’t always easy—whether you’re in high school, college, or a vocational trade school program. However, studies suggest that positive thinking can lead to happiness and achievement in school and beyond. Positive thinking is truly a powerful way to keep you on track for success.   Learn how to achieve your goals […]

06/21/2018

Electricity grew popular in the late 19th century, and this demand led to the formation of the electrical profession. In fact, many skilled electricians—such as Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla—became famous for their electrical inventions. The electrical trade consists of three areas: industrial, commercial and domestic. Throughout history, tradesmen have often specialized in one electrical […]

06/07/2018

If you’re considering going to trade school, you’re probably wondering where to start. Do you research financial aid for trade schools first, or should you find the most interesting vocational training program? To simplify the process, we’ve broken weighing your trade school options down into six simple steps that could take you to the first […]

05/23/2018

What career path should I pursue? What trade am I passionate about? How can I turn my natural skills into a future?   These are all questions you’re probably asking yourself when considering career paths. And if you’re drawn to the construction trade, we want to help you make an informed decision about a construction […]

05/08/2018

Start Your Journey to Learning a Trade at Apex Technical School. Get to know Apex and learn how you can prepare for a hands-on technical education. Check out the infographic to learn more.

02/27/2018

What is a trade school? Trade schools specialize in hands-on training that prepares students for entry-level work. More importantly, trade schools help busy students obtain the skills and experience they want to enter the workforce in a chosen field.   A technical education offers many advantages over an education at a traditional, four-year university. Most […]

01/17/2018

Tradesmen in the construction industry build frameworks and structures, and they rely on wood-working tools to craft and shape their materials. Door frames, stairwells, rafters, and many other residential and commercial building elements are made of wood. Therefore, it’s important for individuals in the construction trade to learn which basic carpentry tools help accomplish daily […]

01/04/2018