Skilled Trade Jobs That are in Demand in Virginia for 2017

Why a Skills-Based Education Could Give You the Career You’re Looking For Why do most people go to college? Nine times out of ten, the answer is probably “to make more money.” Fair enough, but what kind of college? Does it have to involve ivy-covered buildings? What kind of degree? There are plenty of them  [...]

14 Hilarious T-shirts You’ll Want When You Become a Mechanic

It might seem like all serious technical work and information overload when you’re studying to become a mechanic. Surely, it’s no small undertaking. That said, the job can be entirely fun, enjoyable, and even laid back once you get some fundamentals under your belt. If you’re a mechanic, you know nothing shows your laid back  [...]

Diesel Technology Defined: Powerful Terms to Get Your Career Started

Diesel engines are amazing. They’re powerful, efficient and relied upon to help keep the country rolling. In fact, it’s estimated that there are more than 2 million diesel-powered tractor trailers hauling products, equipment, and livestock across the country right now. Diesel also fuels farm and construction equipment, military tanks and vehicles and even generators that power  [...]

What are the Top Paying Diesel Mechanic Jobs?

There are some recognizable traits associated with the kind of people who work as diesel mechanics. These professionals are self-directed, detail-oriented, and analytical; they can assess a problem or situation and make logical decisions based on real-world information. Perhaps these qualities are hard to find in the workforce, because diesel mechanics are in great demand.  [...]

10 Facts You Never Knew about Diesel Technology

Many people think diesel engines are loud, produce smoke, and smell like rotten eggs when they idle. Be assured, however, the diesel of the future is nothing like its grandfather. New diesel technology means cleaner fuel, cleaner air, and less noise. Here are ten things you probably never knew about diesel technology. Diesel engines are now the  [...]

Finding a Trade School for Veterans: 5 Questions to Ask

As a military veteran, you might be looking to use your GI Bill to get an education and create better career opportunities. If you’re eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you can get as much as full coverage of your tuition and fees, money for supplies and books, a monthly housing allowance, and more. The tough  [...]

What’s the Difference Between Diesel and Gas Engines?

Those of you with an interest in the automotive industry may already be aware that diesel engines have greater compression ratios and provide more power than their gasoline counterparts, but you may be unaware as to why. While the main difference between diesel and gas engines lies in the timing of the fuel delivery system,  [...]

5 Top Jobs to Pursue after Diesel Mechanic Training

Our world runs on diesel. Think about it—from building construction to emergency generators to heavy-duty farm equipment that keeps us all fed, we owe a lot to these workhorses of the engine world. Students who choose to immerse themselves in the study of these thermal powerhouses have a bright future ahead of them. The job  [...]

Trade School vs. College: Which Should I Choose?

John Venn invented his Venn Diagram in 1880. The diagram is a classic organizing tool in which two items are compared, one existing in a left circle, another existing in a right circle, and their commonalities existing in the overlap. We can use it even in this computer-driven world to compare two ideas: attending trade  [...]

Training to Be a Diesel Mechanic: Everything You Should Know

Skilled blue collar jobs are in extremely high demand across the United States. While the American economy has shifted to services, we still are one of the world’s leading manufacturing and resource extracting nations, and there are simply not enough people doing those jobs. Long story short, becoming a diesel mechanic could be a lucrative  [...]