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,  [...]

Six Useful Tips for Landing a Maritime Welding Apprenticeship

Maritime welding, separate from the specialty of underwater welding, is almost exclusively done in shipyards around the coastlines of our country. In dry-docks and shipyards, maritime welders help build new ships, repair old ones, and (sadly) cut up outdated ships for scrap metal. Getting a job as a welder working around boats, submarines, and ships  [...]

CDL Training: 4 Key Fundamentals You Can Learn in Trucking School

Truck drivers are an essential part of what keeps American moving. Nearly every product that is sold and bought has been transported at some point via a long haul truck. Such products include the everyday necessities of food, water, and even the cash that’s found in the neighborhood ATM. But despite the big demand for experienced truckers, there’s  [...]

How to Become a Heating and Refrigeration Mechanic in 3 Easy Steps

Modern technological advancements have reshaped the HVAC-R industry. Today’s equipment can connect with tech-savvy thermostats to alert residents immediately of any issues and new eco-friendly units are more attractive than ever. These improvements have led to an increased demand for knowledgeable HVAC-R technicians who’re adept with the latest equipment and can evolve with technology. This all leads up  [...]

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  [...]