Becoming a Jack of All Trades

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Are you having a hard time choosing a career path, or are you thinking about changing careers? Choosing a career can be a tough choice for many people. Especially if you are the type of person that doesn’t want to sit behind a desk all day. Don’t worry, there are a lot of options for you in industries that are hands-on and active.

If you’re the type of person that likes to jump in and get the job done, automotive, HVAC, and welding are all potential careers that can be fun and engaging. But if you are having a hard time choosing just one avenue to pursue, consider doing a little bit of everything and become a “Jack of All Trades” and pursue the Industrial Technician field! This career is for those who love doing something different every day and learning new things as they go.

What is an Industrial Technician?

An Industrial Technician is the guy (or gal!) that can figure out how to fix nearly anything! Industrial Technicians get to do a variety of things on any given day. As an Industrial Technician, you may be working on manufacturing equipment in a factory, or you could be tasked with repairing heavy machinery at the mines. There is high demand for workers with this skill set because businesses that use any kind of mechanics or machinery could use the help of someone trained to maintain and repair that machinery. According the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the job outlook for Industrial Technicians is bright with a projected growth rate of 16% from 2014-2024. The job growth in this trade is higher than the 7% growth rate average for all other occupations! This is great news for anyone thinking about becoming an Industrial Technician!

Become an Industrial Technician

More great news about becoming an Industrial Technician is that the education path is also experiential and exciting! During your education and training, you can learn about hydraulics, electrical, blueprint reading, and welding, just to name a few, and you get the opportunity to work with many of the things you may encounter in the workforce. Also, you can learn skills that could help you when you encounter something you may not have a lot of experience with. Your training at Rosedale Tech coupled with hard work and practice can give you a very unique skill set!
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Learn to Become an Industrial Technician

At Rosedale Technical College, we’ve designed our Industrial Technician program to teach the skills you want for your future. The instructors at Rosedale Tech all have extensive experience, and many of them are business owners, operators, and industry influencers. One of our instructors, ScannerDanner, is a great example of the leadership we have here! They can pass their expertise onto you and the curriculum taught at Rosedale is interactive, hands on, and comprehensive.

What are you waiting for? Start your journey towards an exciting career as an Industrial Technician! If you’re interested in learning more about becoming an Industrial Technician you can schedule a tour of Rosedale Tech. You can also request more information here.

Career and Technical Education Month

February is “Career and Technical Education Month.” We at Rosedale Technical College are proud to celebrate the programs and successes of career and technical schools across the country.

Why should you consider the path of career and technical training? Here’s a list we put together:

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Career and technical schools offer skills-based learning for specific career paths, such as automotive and diesel technicians, electricians, nurses, truck drivers, welders, cosmetologists, culinary, graphic designers, legal assistants, and more. Typically, an individual can begin in a CTE path in high school at a career training center.

Career and technical schools, specifically at the secondary level, offer a “fast track” education path. Typically, a secondary career and technical program is two years or less, which allows for individuals to get trained with the skills they need to get out into the workforce. For those students who began CTE training in high school and are continuing training at a secondary level, be sure to check with your school and see if any of your previous training is transferrable to course credits.nurses

Attending a secondary career and technical college or institution for two-years or less translates to less student loan debt when comparing to a four-year institution.

A majority of career and technical education programs offer a hands-on approach to learning. Rather than spending all of class time in lecture, students have the opportunity to experience first-hand the skills they are learning. For instance, at Rosedale Tech, students don’t just read about engine diagnostics. They actually have the opportunity to go out into the lab and diagnose an engine.

As many of the baby boomers move on into retirement, there is a high demand for skilled workers to step into these jobs, many of which require training that can be received at a career and technical school.

How can a career and technical college or institution impact you and your future? Schedule a tour and find out!