What is an Industrial Mechanic?

There are more than 500,000 industrial mechanics across the United States. Perhaps you’re interested in becoming one as well. We’ve put together everything that you need to know to decide whether becoming an industrial mechanic is right for you or not.

A Day in the Life of an Electrician

If you love working with your hands, you may be interested in becoming an electrician. Electricians earn a good living and are in high demand across the country. Becoming one could be just what you need to find your lifelong career. We’ve put together everything you need to know about a day in the life of an electrician.

The Top Areas Hiring Industrial Mechanics in 2021

There are more than 500,000 industrial mechanics in the United States, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that number to grow rapidly in the years to come. Additionally, employees in this role can make good money without having to earn an advanced degree. Of course, getting employed as an industrial mechanic will be easier if you look in the right place. Here’s how to become an industrial mechanic, including the best places to look for a job as one.

How to Become an Electrician

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts the need for electricians growing much faster than average over the next decade. If you’re interested in this high-demand career, here’s everything you need to know.

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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.