A Day in the Life of a Boilermaker

If you’ve been looking for a new career in the industrial sector, becoming a boilermaker is something you should consider. But before you commit to being a boilermaker, it’s important to do some research. More specifically, you should take a look at what an average day looks like for a boilermaker so you can get a better sense of how that aligns with your professional expectations. We’ve put together everything you need to know about a day in the life of a boilermaker.

How to Become a Machinist

If you love working with your hands and have strong technical skills, you might be interested in becoming a machinist. It’s a solid career that you can enter into without having to spend four years pursuing a college degree. But it can sometimes be challenging to figure out exactly what you need to do to become a machinist. That’s why we’ve put together the following guide.

Welder Salaries By State

Wondering how welder salaries stack up where you live? Looking to make a move and want to know where the best-paying welding jobs are found? Look no further. We dug through the data on all 50 states to find out how much welders make in every corner of the country.

How Military Electricians Can Transition Into Civilian Work

Becoming an Army electrician is a great way to develop a marketable set of skills. But you might not want to remain in the Army for the rest of your working career. In that case, you might be interested in learning what it takes to transition from being an Army electrician to a civilian one. That’s why we put together this list to show you exactly what you need to do to become a working electrician in the civilian world.

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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.