Over the years, the construction industry has had its ups and downs. During the Great Recession, opportunities in the industry dipped as a result of a drop in demand for new housing. As new construction rebounded, so did the number of jobs available. By 2029, the field is … Read More
In a warm and humid state such as Florida, HVAC technicians play a critical role. They work on the air conditioning systems that keep homes and buildings comfortable throughout the year. An HVAC technician might install new equipment in a building, repair older systems or recommend improvements and upgrades to … Read More
Is Construction a Good Career Choice For You
Every day, new buildings are getting constructed and the demand for housing, offices, and other structures is ongoing. As long as people need buildings to live, shop, and work in, there will be a need for people to work in the construction … Read More
What Is Construction Management?
Construction projects involve a lot of components and different, often moving pieces. Plumbing, electricity, and HVAC systems need to be installed, drywall and windows need to be hung. Everything needs to be up-to-code and safe and the workplace itself needs to follow safety standards. Behind every … Read More
Skills You Need to Succeed in a Construction Career
There’s never been a better time to consider a career in construction. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that the industry will see faster-than-average job growth over the next decade. It’s expected that there will be 7.5 million … Read More
As Homes Become “Smarter,” Demand for Appliance Technicians Will Rise
Refrigerators that let you know when the milk is about to expire or that read you the steps of a recipe might seem like something out of the “Jetsons,” along with robot housekeepers and flying cars. But, today, they are … Read More
Under-the-Radar Construction Careers
The construction industry is booming. In 2018, the industry saw the highest employment levels in 10 years, with 7.2 million jobs. By 2028, the industry is expected to add more than 700,000 new jobs. When you think of careers in construction, you might … Read More
Why Complete a Certificate in HVAC?
The air conditioning and heating systems found in many homes and commercial buildings are way more sophisticated than the systems used just a few decades ago. The sophistication of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems means that it’s now much easier for people … Read More
On May 8, 2019, Orange Technical College participated in the first annual “signing day” for construction students who have accepted jobs in the construction industry when they graduate. Thanks to Klein Tools and SkillsUSA we were able to join a national movement to share the value of skilled trades training … Read More