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"Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe unveils anti-college scholarship program (over $1.3 million in scholarship aid for learning trades, based on work ethic instead of just need or academic merit)


The Registered Apprenticeship system has been utilized to meet the needs of America's skilled workforce for over 75 years. It is a unique, flexible training system that combines job related technical instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences. Registered Apprenticeship is a leader in preparing American workers to compete in a global 21st Century economy because the system keeps pace with advancing technologies and innovations in training and human resource development.

The #Welding Apprenticeship started this week on Mon., Aug. 8. The #apprenticeship program is part of the partnership with Arizona Builders' Alliance. The students will meet Monday through Thursday, from 5-9:30 pm. To enroll, call 480-461-4013. #CareerForward

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The welding ceremony: Fire, metal, and marriage

My partner and I are both pipe fitters. We met during our apprenticeship and a few years later we decided to get married. I don't remember which of us thought of welding, but the symbolism really appealed to Joe (to weld is essentially to unite or fuse elements by various means, often with the result being stronger than the materials welded).


Welders are responsible not only for knowing a variety of welding techniques, but for how to weld a variety of metals. Different metals possess different properties, and a technique that works well on one metal may produce a very poor weld on another. Here is an overview of welding requirements for different metals and alloys.


Most Commonly Used HVAC Tools - For those people who choose a career in the HVAC industry, they must remember that the job would require the utilization of various tools. For beginners who are just starting out in an HVAC training program, the list of tools can become rather overwhelming. Moreover, it may sometimes become tough to determine which tools are needed right away.