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Why Employers Look for Certified Professionals

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters can expect to see approximately 51,000 job openings every year over the next decade. NITC stands ready to help prepare professionals to fill these positions through their highly respected training and certification programs NITC certifications are often key to the hiring process [...]

NITC: Accelerating Apprentices’ Careers

Designed to protect workers from the abuses of the time, The National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 marked the beginning of our modern apprenticeship programs. Since then, national apprenticeship programs have grown and expanded in most, if not all, of the trades, including the pipe trades. Many junior colleges now offer educational programs in plumbing, HVACR, [...]

Climate Change – Creating Dynamic Plumbing Trade Growth

The escalating effects of climate change, coupled with unprecedented population growth and urbanization, are rapidly changing the face of the plumbing trade. Recent water shortages worldwide have dominated the news, and it has become evident that the challenge of providing clean water for everyone will only increase in the future. It’s estimated that by 2040 [...]

Medical Gas and Vacuum System Brazing

While certified pipe brazers are seldom hailed as heroes, it’s no exaggeration to say that the reliability of our vital medical gas and HVACR systems rests squarely on their shoulders What is Brazing? Brazing is a joint created with a temperature over 450 degrees centigrade. If correctly done, brazed joints can be stronger than the [...]

Climate Change Creates Jobs for Air Conditioning Technicians

The dramatic increase in previously rare weather events has made real that climate change is upon us, and the term “climate emergency” is beginning to be used. Increased temperatures worldwide, rising sea levels, and the melting of glaciers are creating flooding, monster storms, landslides, and more significant than ever forest fires. Climate change poses a [...]