Skilled Trades

Are you mechanically inclined? If you enjoy discovering practical solutions and if you want a career working with your hands, then consider career training in the Skilled Trades at FORTIS. The rapid advance of technology will continue to spur opportunities for those educated in the Skilled Trades. You can chose to pursue a trade that can be mastered such as being a welder or an electrician. Or you can chose a route to learn the skills to install, service and repair HVAC equipment and the temperature control machinery used in residential, commercial and industrial heating and cooling systems.

Why You'd Want an HVAC Career

Why become an HVAC technician? Because it’s always nice to be needed. Not only could you be on-the-job in a highly stable career amid a fluctuating economy but, because HVAC jobs aren’t being outsourced, you could also become the next super-...
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America Needs Skilled Workers

President Trump has proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan to rebuild America’s old, sometimes crumbling roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects over the next 10 years. The plan faces a number of questions…among them: Does th...
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How to Get Started in Electrical Trades

Electricians are important to everyday life in America. Imagine a world without electricity, if you can. No electrical lights or traffic signals. No home or office air conditioning. No cell phone chargers. That’s just a start, but you get the idea...
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Trends in Welding

Welding is an “old” technique made “new” through the advent of technology. First developed more than three thousand years ago when the Sumerians and Egyptians discovered how to allow copper with silver and time to make bronze, we...
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Space Firms Are Looking for Skilled Workers

NASA may not be the agency it once was, but that doesn’t mean the U.S. space program is dead. Far from it. Florida’s Space Coast region is seeking a new, high-tech workforce to ramp up activity and fill jobs with such companies as SpaceX, B...
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How HVACs are Helping People with Seasonal Allergies

We’ve all been there: the air is filled with pollen and other particulates that damage car finishes and…even worse…afflict people with seasonal allergies. What can be done to alleviate the situation? For cars, a good cleaning and par...
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Trends for Electricians During Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month, established to bring awareness about home electrical safety to families. Throughout the month, electricians are being encouraged to tell their customers to have their electrical equipment checked out, cleaned and...
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What Types of Welding Careers Are Hot Right Now?

Call them “welders,” “cutters,” “solderers,” or “brazers”… they’re all pretty much the same and most people simply call them welders. Welding is an “old” career that never really g...
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How to Know if a Career in Skilled Trades is Right for You

Have you ever wondered if pursuing a career in Skilled Trades would suit your style? If you like working with your hands, discovering practical solutions, and making a difference in your community, one of Fortis College and Institutes' Skilled Trades p...
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HVAC Trends for 2018

Heating in the winter and cooling each summer are priorities for most Americans, which are two good reasons why HVAC/R professionals will always be in demand. As we start another New Year, let’s take a look at four trends we expect will top the HV...
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Skilled Workers Needed More Than Ever

“Is America Falling Short on Skills?” That was the question asked by the Iron Workers general president and a construction CEO in a recent joint Forbes guest post. The piece suggested baby boomer construction workers are retiring at a rapid ...
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How Do You Become a Licensed Electrician?

For those who are technically adept and interested in providing electrical services to keep the world going, becoming a licensed electrician can be an excellent career choice. But, before jumping into an education or training program, they need to under...
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Career Paths You Can Take in Welding

The most frequent method for permanently joining metal parts into one piece or unit is through welding. The strength of the bond is such that welding is utilized in a wide range of industrial usages – from making automobiles to toasters…and...
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Preparing for a Career in Welding

Sometimes described more as an art than a craft, welding is a profession of many facets and levels that plenty of people – male and female alike – find both fulfilling and appealing. Although an ancient craft, welding also is quite modern, c...
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Cooling People Down Is a Hot Commodity

Summer officially arrived on June 21, but America has been experiencing warmer-than-usual weather for months. USA Today reported February saw record warm for 145 million Americans living in 16 states, with average temperatures more than seven degrees ab...
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How Important Is Hands-On Training for HVAC Technicians?

The world is becoming more energy-efficient, with air conditioning, heating, etc. moving toward newer, revised standards. A/C manufacturers, for example, are turning to GWPs (Global Warming Potential refrigerants) as a replacement to hydrofluorocarbon (...
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HVAC News: Keeping Your Air Conditioner Clean Saves Energy

Summer’s approaching … if not already here. Commercial operations will be operating their air conditioners for the next several months – an expense that may account for more than one-fourth of their electrical bills. How can business...
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Mike Rowe Promotes Need for Welders

As the host of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” Mike Rowe is known for working with his hands. He has spent time educating people about electricity, HVAC, and other skilled trades. On his blog, he addresses that what often matters most is a w...
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Building a Career in Construction Management

Former “Dirty Jobs” star Mike Rowe has long advocated the skilled trades as a solid career choice. With America experiencing a growing skills gap, Rowe argues that now more than ever, the path to happiness doesn’t always require a four...
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What an HVAC Technician Does

HVAC-R technicians install, maintain and fix heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems that control the air in different types of buildings. Residential homes, schools, hospitals, office buildings and factories are among the build...
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