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Keeping Your Computer Safe: Internet Security Education

Having a computer, or access to one, is very common in this day and age. Most households have either a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone for each member of their family. But because of the familiarity, many people do not realize the risks that a computer presents. Computers are storage houses for information. Banking,… Read more »

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,… Read more »

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… Read more »

Job Weld Done: I’ve Got My Welding Certification, Now What?

Welding is a career that offers many options as to what to do once you are trained. You can choose to work outdoors, indoors or even under water. With this profession, you have the chance to expand your knowledge through further education. Here are a few areas where welding can become a career: Boilermaker A… Read more »

History Recap: Independence Day

4th of July History The Fourth of July celebration commemorates the date on which the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. The historical event happened 241 years ago in 1776. Before 1776, there were thirteen American colonies under the rule of the British Empire. On the 4th of July, the colonies declared independence from… Read more »

BMR Breakdown: What Does a Building Maintenance & Repair Worker Do?

By Esperanza Poquiz There are many factors that go into keeping a facility operating smoothly, whether it’s dealing with: plumbing, general building repairs, keeping up with building codes. The go-to person that we turn to for these matters is the facility’s Building Maintenance and Repair (BMR) Workers. BMR Workers are essentially a jack of all… Read more »

What is the Difference between Regular Unleaded and Premium Gas?

Most car owners get all kinds of different answers when it comes to choosing regular unleaded gas or premium gas. This seesaw debate among industry players has been dismissed by some as the equivalent of watering a tree in rain; it’s pointless. There is no difference between regular and premium gas to them. Then there… Read more »