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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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Waking Up to Social Justice

A Pledge from the Leadership of Centura College, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, and Tidewater Tech A statement from Benjamin Franklin, borrowed from ancient Greek wisdom, has been quoted quite often lately: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” That statement hits home with me in the wake of the George

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Most Successful Career Fair in Tidewater Tech History!

Written by Mike Hudson, Student Services Coordinator On June 16th, 2019, Tidewater Tech hosted one of their bi-annual Career Fairs. This Career Fair marked one of the most successful recruiting events in the college’s history. With over 19 total employers present, Tidewater Tech students were determined to leave a lasting impression as well as learn from the networking experiences. Students

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Tidewater Tech Grad Spotlight: Joseph Parker

Tidewater Tech grad Joseph Parker lived in Raleigh, North Carolina when he realized it was time to get serious about his future and make a change in his life, for the better. He had been thinking about welding but did not know where to start. Then, one day he received a call from Centura College about furthering his education in

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Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight – Wayne Sainio

Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight – Wayne Sainio Wayne Sainio was born and raised in Maine. Out of high school, Wayne initially had an interest in being an architect and civil engineering. He joined the Coast Guard at the age of 28, serving for 31 years, and retired in August of 2013. “Well, forced retirement that is,” Wayne joked when talking

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Tidewater Tech Student Spotlight: From Foster Care to Graduate

by Damika Howard-Wayne It’s no big secret that the life of a foster child can be filled with both physical and emotional struggle. About two-thirds never go to college and very few graduate. In a society where many young men and women live with their parents well into their 20s, foster children learn quickly that they are their own responsibility.

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Welding Fumes: Tips on Staying Safe

By Esperanza Poquiz It is essential for welders to follow the proper safety precautions when it comes to handling dangerous welding fumes and gases. Here are a few tips on how to stay safe when you are fusion or pressure welding: OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard requires your employer to provide information and proper training on the hazardous materials that are

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HVAC: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

By Jul DeGeus It’s summertime; a blistering 101 degrees outside, with humidity so stifling you can barely catch your breath. However, you are cool as a cucumber- sprawled out on the couch, watching Stranger Things in preparation of the season two release date, all thanks to your hardworking air conditioning unit. Midway through your viewing, you decide to change into

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Tune-up Your Training for Your Next Interview

By Esperanza Poquiz; Edited by Jul DeGeus Going into an interview can be stressful for some of us; others may find it easy. Being well-prepared can help calm your nerves before going into the interview process. Whether you find it easy or hard, these tips could help you feel more confident when walking through the door. Initial Reactions A survey

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The Test of Tools: Auto Edition

By Eric Soule and Jul DeGeus Automotive students- It’s time to test your knowledge! Identify the names of the following tools and click the picture to see if you got them right:   [wp_quiz id=”404″]

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