Top Boilermaker Schools and Certifications

Becoming a boilermaker is a great way to set yourself up with a lifelong career. But to become a boilermaker, you’ll need some training. That’s why we’ve put together the top boilermaker schools and certification options so that you can figure out the right place to train for this career.

How Much Do Machinists Make?

Machinists make a solid amount of income and can work in a wide variety of settings. Deciding to become one could be the end of your career search. But before you commit to becoming a machinist, you need to make sure that’s the right path for you. One of the most important considerations here is your earning potential as a machinist. That’s why we’ve put together everything that you need to know about salary potential as a machinist.

Top Machine Operator Schools and Certifications

If you’re interested in becoming a machine operator, then you’ll need some training before an employer will hire you. There are several ways to do that. But one of the most effective is to attend a machine operator school or complete a certification program. To that end, we’ve put together a list of the top machine operator schools and certifications for your consideration. Keep reading to learn more.

A Day in the Life of an Industrial Mechanic

Industrial mechanics make a good income, work normal hours, and are in demand across the United States. You might be interested in becoming one yourself. If so, keep reading to learn what a day in the life of an industrial mechanic looks like.

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Top Machinist Schools & Certifications

If you’re mechanically-skilled and looking for a new career, you might consider becoming a machinist. Machinists work with machine tools like lathes, grinders, and milling machines. Their job is to operate these machines to create precision metal parts. An employee in this role may also be responsible for machine maintenance and installation.

A Day in the Life of a Welder

Before you start investing time and money into becoming a welder, it’s important to fully understand what you’re getting yourself into. Keep reading to learn more.

Skilled Trades Shortages in the Industrial Sector

There’s currently a significant shortage of skilled trade workers both in the industrial sector and beyond. Keep reading to learn why this has happened, what it looks like, and how you might be able to benefit from the shortage moving forward.

Meet VSRA’s Tradespeople of the Year

Tales of the Trades shares some of the millions of stories in the skilled industrial trades, shining a bright light on the hard-working tradesmen and women who build, operate and maintain the world we live in. Today, we turn the spotlight on the two recipients of the Virginia Ship Repair Association’s Tradesperson of the Year award—Heng Hy and Danual Pearce—representing the best of the best in ship repair.