Celebrating National Tradesmen Day 2015

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Irwin Tools has declared Friday, September 18, 2015, National Tradesmen Day.  It’s a day when we can all pause and thank the men and women who work in various skilled trades in roles such as electrical technicians, HVAC systems technicians, plumbers, welders, drywall installers, framers, mechanics, masons, carpenters, and auto mechanics.  Naional Tradesmen Day was originally established to raise awareness and give thanks to the various skilled trades’ fields as well as those who work in the skilled trades.

Dorsey Schools National Tradesmen DayThose who work in Skilled Trades play an invaluable role in society today.  These are the people who help power our homes and businesses, they ensure our heating and cooling systems work properly, they help keep the water flowing, our cars moving, and much more.  Even though we’re moving much more towards the “Information Age,” there is still a need for capable men and women to work in the skilled trades.  For example, in a recent article published by FacilityExecutive.com, an annual talent shortage survey by the Manpower Group was cited to highlight the need for workers within Skilled Trades.  Specifically, 2015 marks the sixth year in a row where vacancies for Skilled Trades jobs were the hardest to fill in the United States.

Think a Career In the Skilled Trades May Be Right For You?

Dorsey Schools Skilled TradesDo you like working with your hands?  Do you have a knack for fixing things?  Are you mechanical?  A good problem solver?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, and career in the skilled trades may be right for you and Dorsey Schools offers training programs to help you get on your way.  The Skilled Trades training programs at Dorsey Schools balance classroom instruction with hands-on experience in the labs on campus to give students a balanced approach to learning the skills they need to enter their respective trade.  Each of the skilled trades programs at Dorsey Schools is designed to be completed in a year or less, so you can be on your way to beginning your new career, fast!  Dorsey Schools offers an Electrical Technician program as well as an HVAC Systems Technician program for those interested in pursuing training here in Michigan!

The Dorsey Schools Electrical Technician Program

The Electrical Technician training program at Dorsey Schools is designed to prepare students to work in industrial, residential, construction, commercial, municipal or the utility industry to install, repair, or maintain a variety of electrical wiring, fixtures, and system equipment.  Students enrolled in the Electrical Technician training program at Dorsey Schools will have the opportunity to learn the application of technical electrical skills through the hands-on training, while developing good work habits, which are required to obtain entry-level employment in this field.  The Electrical Technician diploma program is offered at the Dorsey Schools Dearborn campus and the Dorsey Schools Wayne campus.

Training in the Dorsey Schools Electrical Technician Program includes:

  • Electrical Fundamentals and Safety
  • Electrical Theory
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings and Blueprinting
  • National Electrical Code
  • Applications of Raceways
  • Electrical Test Equipment
  • Wiring Methods
  • Lighting and Grounding Circuits
  • Basic and Advanced Control Systems
  • Distribution Systems
  • Motor Circuit Applications
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • And more…!

In as little as one year, you could be on your way towards working in the Skilled Trades as an Electrical Technician.  To learn more, you can contact us, or call 888-422-1188.

The Dorsey Schools HVAC Systems Technician Program

The HVAC Systems Technician training program at Dorsey Schools is designed to prepare students to pursue jobs working in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry.  Employment opportunities may exist in residential, commercial, construction, and industrial settings.  HVAC Systems Technicians usually perform work duties and services such as maintenance, inspection, troubleshooting, repair and/or replacement of HVAC equipment.  The program also introduces students to environmentally “green” friendly activities, and students will have the opportunity to challenge the EPA Section 608 Type 2 certification exam (which successfully passing this exam is usually required for employment in the field) as part of the curriculum.  The HVAC Systems Technician diploma program is offered at the Dorsey Schools Wayne campus.

Training in the Dorsey Schools HVAC Systems Technician Program includes:

  • Fundamentals of HVAC
  • Electricity
  • Controls
  • Refrigeration
  • Residential Systems
  • Commercial Systems
  • Blueprinting, Weatherization, and Sustainability
  • System Design, Sizing, and Layout
  • EPA Standards
  • Systems Troubleshooting and Schematics
  • Industry Safety Standards
  • And more…!

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.dorsey.edu/disclosures.