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

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 […]

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
 

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