What Is an Electrical Trainee Card and How Do I Obtain One?

What Is an Electrical Trainee Card and How Do I Obtain One?

If you’re interested in becoming an electrician in California, be aware of one thing. This career doesn’t happen overnight! Your first step is to become an electrical trainee, eligible to work on job sites as you work towards your professional license. Read further to find out more about how to qualify for an electrical trainee card. Then you can begin your on-the-job training today. What is an Electrical Trainee? An electrical trainee (ET) is someone enrolled in a California-approved electrician trade school. These students are actively working towards their state electrician certification. Electrical Trainees must enroll in a state-approved electrician… Continue Reading What Is an Electrical Trainee Card and How Do I Obtain One?

Moving On Up: How to Prepare Your First Administration Management Resume

Moving On Up: How to Prepare Your First Administration Management Resume

Did you know that upwards of three million management job openings sit on LinkedIn right now? These posts advertise jobs all over the globe and include big-name companies such as Lockheed Martin, Mastercard, and FedEx. While job openings change in number and frequency from day-to-day, one thing’s for sure. If you’re not applying for management positions, you’re missing out. Right now, companies from all over the US and beyond are competing to attract top talent. You should be among their picks. After all, you’ve worked hard to become qualified administration support professional. Now it’s time to reap the benefits.  But what if you don’t… Continue Reading Moving On Up: How to Prepare Your First Administration Management Resume

How to Switch Careers Without Shaking up Your Entire World

How to Switch Careers Without Shaking up Your Entire World

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average Baby Boomer has held 12.3 jobs between the ages of 18 and 52. However, now as Baby Boomers age, they tended to hold on to their jobs for a longer period of time.  While there are no statistics on whether or not these individuals stayed within the same field or changed careers entirely, it’s not that uncommon. But it’s also not that easy, either.  Switching careers at any age is a little difficult, especially if you lack experience. But it becomes much more difficult to learn how to switch careers the… Continue Reading How to Switch Careers Without Shaking up Your Entire World

What Is The Average Time It Takes To Complete Trade School?

What Is The Average Time It Takes To Complete Trade School?

60% of people is a significant amount, right? According to Student Loan Hero, that’s the number of college students (from a four-year college) that graduate with some form of student debt. If you’re thinking about going back to school but don’t want that to be your reality,  you may want to think about a vocational school training program. The average time to graduate is much lower and you’ll get into the workforce faster. Learn how a vocational school might be a better fit for you and how long it takes to complete, below. Why Go to A Vocational School? College… Continue Reading What Is The Average Time It Takes To Complete Trade School?

Successful Strategies for Not Falling Behind in School

Successful Strategies for Not Falling Behind in School

If you’re feeling stressed about your college work, you’re not alone. In fact, did you know 1 out of 5 students say they feel stressed most of the time? With such a huge number of students struggling, what’s the underlying issue? Many students feel overwhelmed trying to balance work, family, classes, and an ever-growing pile of homework. If it’s become too much for you or if you’re trying to get a good start, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for some of the best strategies you can use to prevent you from falling behind in school! Get Organized Out of all… Continue Reading Successful Strategies for Not Falling Behind in School

Learning Is a Lifelong Journey: Why You Need to Regularly Update Your Resume

Learning Is a Lifelong Journey: Why You Need to Regularly Update Your Resume

You already have a job and you hate having to update your resume, why would you do it when you don’t need to? Resumes often get a groan because they can be tricky things to create. How are you supposed to condense your work and education into such a tiny space? How are you supposed to convince an HR department to call you based on a single resume? Because few people love updating their resumes, many of us have an outdated one hidden away on our computers somewhere. Out of sight, out of mind eh?  But keeping your resume updated isn’t just… Continue Reading Learning Is a Lifelong Journey: Why You Need to Regularly Update Your Resume

How to Become an Electrical Trainee in California

How to Become an Electrical Trainee in California

Do you enjoy working with your hands and have a knack for problem-solving? Are you good at math and physics? Are you detailed oriented and dependable? If that sounds like you, then you might make a great electrician. Choosing a new career can be exciting, but the questions that follow can be overwhelming. How will I get training? Do I need to go back to school?  Luckily, there are a few ways to become an electrician. One option to consider to work in the field is to become a trainee by getting an Electrician Trainee Card or ET Card. Read… Continue Reading How to Become an Electrical Trainee in California

Mental Health and Peer Mentoring: Rewarding Peer Specialist Jobs and Opportunities

Mental Health and Peer Mentoring: Rewarding Peer Specialist Jobs and Opportunities

1 in 5 teenagers struggles with a mental disorder. Who better to help these teens than people who have had personal experience with mental illness? Having a job as a peer specialist is rewarding. Keep reading to learn about peer specialist jobs and opportunities. Useful Definitions “Peer” can have different meanings depending on the context. In the case of peer specialists, a peer is a person who has experienced living with a mental health disorder. Peer support is the process of giving help and getting help in return. The peer specialist develops a connection with the person because they’ve been… Continue Reading Mental Health and Peer Mentoring: Rewarding Peer Specialist Jobs and Opportunities

National Recovery Month – Together We Are Stronger

National Recovery Month – Together We Are Stronger

Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) celebrates Recovery Month. September 2019 is the 30th annual Recovery Month, and this year’s theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. This year’s theme is about recognizing the way mental health and substance abuse disorders touch all our lives, promoting the growth of networks to help and sustain recovery across the United States. Mental health problems happen. Substance abuse disorders happen. But recovery happens too. That’s why InterCoast Colleges are proud to take part in Recovery Month this year and every year. We are hosting… Continue Reading National Recovery Month – Together We Are Stronger

Starting an Electrical Business: Running Your Contracting Business the Right Way

Starting an Electrical Business: Running Your Contracting Business the Right Way

Are you interested in starting an electrical contracting company? Starting an electrical business can be an exciting venture, but it can also be daunting if you don’t know what you’re doing. Luckily, there are several steps that you can take to ensure your company achieves success. Many entrepreneurs rush into business without planning, and this causes them to mismanage their companies. Without preparation, your business can run into legal trouble and you can lose a lot of money. Read on to learn how to start an electrical contracting company the right way. Hire Qualified Employees Starting an electrical contracting business… Continue Reading Starting an Electrical Business: Running Your Contracting Business the Right Way