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Questions to Ask in an Interview 2022

Let’s say you have an interview approaching next week and you already feel prepared to talk about yourself and your experience, but that is not the only prep you should do for your interview. While everyone is accustomed to listing off the many reasons why they are the perfect candidate for the position, many people look over the fact that

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These Tips Can Help Prevent Welding Fires

Welding fires are more common than people may think. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), welding and cutting account for 1% of structure fires and 4% of property damage. Though many companies and welders take the proper precautions and wear the correct gear, welding fires are always a possibility. Here are some tips that can help prevent the

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A student looks under the hood of a car, supervised by a Tidewater Tech instructor. Some of the cars students work on are Hyundai's which are made possible by those with Asian heritage in trades.

Industry Builders: Asian Heritage in Trades

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we wanted to take a look at some prominent people with Asian heritage in trades. These men, and the companies they have been a part of, play a big part in what we learn and practice every day. Automotive Industry – Chung Ju-Yung is the founding chairman of the Hyundai Motor Company.

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Balancing Work and School

Students opting to work and go to school at the same time should consider taking night classes instead of classes during daytime work hours. Written by Jul DeGeus Have you been debating whether you should go back to school but the thought of balancing day-time classes with work and your personal life is overwhelming? We understand the struggle which is

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Smooth Sailing: Maritime Welding Now Offered at Tidewater Tech

Written by Jul DeGeus With a shortage of welders on the horizon, and just in time for National Welding Month, Tidewater Tech now offers the Combination Maritime Welding Diploma Program. Hampton Roads is one of our nation’s biggest shipping ports and every day, certified welders keep the community’s ships seaworthy. With American Welding Society forecasting a shortage of 375,000 welders

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A Spark of Inspiration: Women in Trades

Women in trades currently represent a small percentage of the workforce. As the skilled trade job market is projected to grow by 8.4 million jobs by 2029, there are numerous opportunities for women to start or grow a career in the skilled trades industry. Written by Ashleen Brydum With the proper training and a spark of inspiration, the sky is

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So You Wanna Be A Cool Kid? 5 HVAC Hacks to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer will be here before we know it. Here are five HVAC hacks you can do yourself to ensure your home is ready for the coming summer months. Written by Ashleen Brydum When it comes to fixing your home’s A/C or heating unit, there are some things that should always be left to a professional. However, there are some things you

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Shifting Gears: Black Innovators in Skilled Trades

In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to celebrate some of the amazing innovators in skilled trades industries. Written by Ashleen Brydum Today, we feature John Barfield, David Nelson Crosthwait Jr, Richard B. Spikes, and Eugenia Powell Deas, all innovators in their fields. Read on to learn how these Black individuals broke through barriers and overcame adversity to make

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Dr. Joel A. English, Executive Vice President of Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, & Tidewater Tech (ACT) Left and Dr. Kenneth Alexander Norfolk Mayor right

Norfolk Mayor Dr. Kenneth Alexander to serve as Chancellor for Tidewater Tech

Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Centura College, & Tidewater Tech (ACT) are pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth Cooper Alexander as Chancellor of their institution.   Dr. Kenneth Alexander will oversee policy development and provide direction for institutional mission, core values and vision while supervising external affairs for their 19 campuses across the country.   “We are excited that Dr.

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Think This is a Bad Time to be Looking for a Good Job? Think Again.

“Interesting Times” for Job Seekers These days, for people who happen to be exploring the idea of starting a career or finding a new line of work, a glance at current news can be, well, a bit of a downer. Global pandemic. High unemployment. Entire industries in trouble. Soaring college costs. Debilitating student loan debt. Bummer, right? Yes, these are

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