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

As a manmade empire, New York City prides itself on its skyline and structures. Behind those structures are the construction workers, carpenters, and architects who built them. Meet some of them who’ve risen to fame through their construction skills. Gamaliel King Gamliel King, a carpenter and grocer who lived in New York in the 1800s, […]

09/18/2017

With all the types of welding, figuring out which tools you need can feel overwhelming. Below, we’ve explained some of the basic welding gear beginners may encounter. Find out what each of them does, along with some factors to consider when learning how to use them.   Welding Machines One of the most essential and […]

09/06/2017

Trade and technical schools in New York provide students with comprehensive, hands-on education and skills to enter the workforce. Whether you pursue a career in the heart of the city, or you take a job in a small town, New York is home to numerous trade schools for ambitious students motivated to advance their professional […]

08/22/2017

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
 

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