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Women And Men Desperately Needed In Trades As Tech Shortage Looms

May 11, 2016 By Mary Grzebieniak from NCNewsOnline.com Gillece Services, a Bridgeville, regional repair service which employs more than 100, is one of the employers who regularly recruits from New Castle School of Trades. They also work with 32 other trade schools in...

Moms Are Making Their Way Into Construction Industry

May 9, 2016 By Marni Elyse Katz From BostonGlobe.com Historically, the construction industry has been a male-dominated field, but there’s a push to change all that. Working construction can pay well — much more than fields typically populated by women, such as home...

Standing Down to Prevent Tragedy in the Workplace

May 5, 2016 By Chris Lu From DOL.gov On Tuesday, I had the honor of standing with over 1,900 men and women and their employers at the MGM casino construction project near National Harbor to raise awareness of fall hazards at worksites. We joined the millions of...

$1.9M FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND APPRENTICESHIPS

May 3, 2016 From DOL.gov Grants seek to create regional, multi-state resource centers WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $1.9 million grant competition to recruit, train and retain women in high-skill occupations, such as advanced...

How Women Are Finding Success In Nontraditional Occupations

April 29, 2016 From WeldingSchool.com Women represent just 8.9% of the construction workforce in the United States. But the skilled trades offer abundant opportunities for women who want to build a thriving career: high pay, affordable and fast educational...

Why Companies Should Hire a Female Apprentice

April 27, 2016 By Rebecca Senyard From ThePlumbette.com.au There are many reasons why females make up less than 2% of the construction and trade industry. The first being women aren’t made aware that they could potentially work as a tradie in a variety of fields in...

Nexstar Network Leads Members To Breakthroughs At Annual Meeting

March 30, 2016 From ContractorMag.com ATLANTA – At Nexstar Network’s 2016 Owners Spotlight meeting, the focus was on changing belief and overcoming personal limits in leadership. At “Leadership Unleashed: Smashing Your Personal Limits,” Nexstar members made...

His Business Was Short On Techs So He Started A Class

March 29, 2016 By Lynn Trenning From CharlotteObserver.com His business was short on technicians. So he started a class. Mike Fowler, owner of One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning started a training program last fall. He spent close to $150,000 building a lab so...

Preparing For The NATE Exam

March 24, 2016 From ACCA.org Learn at your own pace with one of the country’s best HVACR instructors and get NATE certified! ACCA’s “NATE Essentials” video training packages provide all the training you need to prepare and take the NATE exams. With review questions...

Top 10 Reasons to Become an Electrician

January 12, 2016 From PennFoster.com For many, working in an office job provides little excitement. Some people prefer to work with their hands, traveling to different places each day and facing new challenges. If this sounds like you, consider seeking a career as an...

Reauthorize Perkins CTE

January 8, 2016 From PerkinsCTE.files.wordpress.com Dear Member of Congress, We, the undersigned businesses and organizations, urge you to move forward with reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins). Employers are reporting a...

Province Recognizes Skilled Trades and Technologies

November 26, 2015 By Joey Donnelly From SwiftCurrentOnline.com This week, Saskatchewan residents are being encouraged to learn more about opportunities within the skilled trades and technologies. Lorrena Spilsted, Executive Director of Apprenticeship with the Sask...

The HVACR Job Market is HOT

November 12, 2015 From http://www.careersinhvacr.org Did You Know? More than 115,000 additional HVACR mechanics and installers will be needed by 2022. As a result, students graduating from HVACR training have lots of job options. Want to learn more great facts about...

Plumbing Wall of Fame

November 9, 2015 From ContractorMag.com One of the great things about working in the trade press is getting the chance to see some of the fine work our readers do. Plumbing is a craft as much as a job, and so when a job is done right and done well the end result is...

More Women Turning To Trades For Possible Careers in N.B.

November 5, 2015 By Shelley Steeves From GlobalNews.ca MONCTON – With a shortage of some trade workers in New Brunswick, Moncton’s Amy Pidt decided to go back to school at 38 years old to become a machinist. “I am really excited because there is definitely a shortage...

Women Break Into Construction Industry With Training Program

November 5, 2015 By Christine Pitawanich From KGW.com PORTLAND, Ore. -- On Thursday, roughly two dozen women worked to shatter stereotypes in Portland. They tore up carpeting, took down walls and pulled out insulation. Yolanda Sandoval and her colleagues worked to...

How Apprenticeship Will Save The American Economy

November 4, 2015 By Nicholas Wyman From Forbes.com President Barack Obama has proclaimed this week – November 1 though November 7 – as National Apprenticeship Week. States the President, “during National Apprenticeship Week, we recognize the ways apprenticeships...