Green Engineering - Building a Hybrid Race Car

The Alternative Energy Racing Organization project, called Project GreenSpeed, may not have raced competitors during its debut in May, but it has nevertheless been “driven” by students since its start.
Paul Hines, advisor to the AERO team and assistant professor of electrical engineering at UVM, said the ever-growing team of students, united by a passion for collaborative effort and the potential of hybrid design, has taken the lead each step of the way.
“Students were, and continue to be, enormously committed to AERO,” he said.

Matt Cadieux - Stepping up to Foreman

Matt is part of DEW Construction’s “stepping up to foreman” program. In this program Matt will learn everything he needs to know to have the experience and expertise to be an effective foreman.
How did you get started in the construction industry?
Well, I worked with concrete with my father when I was young. Then throughout high school I went to Essex Tech to learn more. I always enjoyed putting things together. I also worked construction for another company during high school after school and during the summer.
What does a typical day look like for you?

Apprenticeship - Your Key to the Future

Apprenticeship can be a viable alternative to a traditional college degree program, and can result in lifelong skills and good job opportunities. Apprentices get paid while they learn. Learning occurs both on the job and in a regular classroom—so, you apply what you are learning right away through on-the-job experience. This is an excellent way to learn, especially if you don’t enjoy sitting in class for long periods of time. Also, apprenticeships are offered in some of the highest paying fields projected to grow over the next 10 years.

Interview Success - You Only Get One Chance to Make a Good First Impression

The key to a successful interview for a job is etiquette and preparation. There are some rules to interviews that should always be followed:
What to wear: Dress neatly and more conservatively than you normally would. Your dress says a lot about you and how much you care about the job.
Timing: Never be late for an interview. Arrive 10 or 15 minutes early to allow for any problems in getting to the location.

Resume guide and interview tips

A resume is more than just a list. It's a record of your job experiences, a breakdown of your skills, and a document that summarizes your individual history. It's also your first introduction to an employer, and the thing that will help you stand out among the competition and land that interview. Make no mistake, a good resume is important, and it's sometimes hard to know what to write. To help you along, we put together some of the essential things to keep in mind


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