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

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

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

Tradesmen in the electrical industry evaluate issues and diagnose problems using math, technical knowledge, blueprints and hands-on training. However, they require basic electrical tools to perform and complete installations and repairs. Discover how common tools for electrical work help many individuals diagnose and correct electrical problems in homes and businesses.   Common Electrical Equipment List […]

12/20/2017

Energy efficient heating and cooling options transform homes and businesses by increasing comfort and usability. Efficiencies in heating, cooling and ventilating can also help save on energy costs and fight global warming by reducing harmful emissions. Therefore, it’s important to understand energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. What Is an Energy-Efficient HVAC System According to Energy […]

12/07/2017

Plumbers assemble, install, and repair pipes used for heating, water and drainage in residential homes and businesses. Often, they face unforeseen circumstances and scenarios in which they must rely on their training, knowledge of the trade, and the tools they have on hand. Therefore, accumulating and maintaining a supply of tools is key for plumbers. […]

11/20/2017
 

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