Meet Josh Ferguson

Josh is a 33-year-old renewable industry veteran by day and aspiring woodworker by night. He has always loved woodworking and building in general, but homeownership really fueled the fire behind taking woodworking to another level for him and his business. Josh resides in Northwestern Connecticut with his two boys and wife, and he documents his life, skills, and the behind-the-scenes of his Ferguson Woodcraft projects on his Instagram.

What is an HVAC Technician?

HVAC technicians play an important role in ensuring that we’re all able to live comfortable lives. It’s their responsibility to install, repair, and maintain refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating systems. Here’s what an HVAC technician does, why they’re so important, and how you could start a career in this industry. 

Meet Electrician Kendra

Kendra is an Electrical Apprentice in British Columbia, Canada. She grew up in a blue collar family, which led her to take trades classes throughout high school, where she ended up falling in love with electrical. For the past two years, Kendra has been working in electrical with a passion for learning and improving in her trade.

A Day in the Life of an HVAC Technician

HVAC technicians play an important role in the modern workforce. They help to maintain and install various types of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. Here’s what a day in the life of an HVAC Technician looks like.

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The 12 Most High-Paying Skilled Trades Jobs

For some reason, many people have a big misconception about skilled trade jobs: they (mistakenly) believe they don’t pay well. In reality, though, it’s common for workers in skilled trades to earn around the U.S. national average salary–about $53,500 a year–and many earn much, much more than that. To prove it, we’ve gathered the data on a dozen of the highest-paying skilled trade jobs, many of which allow you to get started without a four-year degree. If you’re looking to earn a great living doing engaging work that you love, consider one of these trade professions. 

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.

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 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.