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Originally posted by Tidewater Community College, January 30, 2017 A new partnership between Tidewater Community College and the Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) offers marine welding training for students seeking employment in one of the hottest fields around. TCC will graduate its first class as part of the VSRA Pre-Hire Marine Skills Training Program on… Read more »

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It is a leader’s responsibility to lead their team on to success. But, successful leadership doesn’t happen with a snap of the fingers; it’s a daily routine, which can tire out even the most determined workers. To keep their team inspired, great leaders try to connect with their workers, communicate effectively, encourage their team and… Read more »

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Last year was a challenging but remarkable year for all of us here at NSC Technologies. During our 16 years in business there is one thing that we have come to count on, our business is predictably unpredictable.  There are so many outside forces that drive our success; the economy, energy prices, military spending cycles,… Read more »

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Winter is a beautiful time of year in some part’s of the country. Who doesn’t love snow-capped mountains and icicles hanging from tree branches? Winter can also be a very dangerous time of year. If you plan on driving during the winter for work or pleasure it pays to practice a few safe driving tips… Read more »

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Shipfitters convert blueprints into seaworthy vessels using a wide range of skills. These workers build both small- and large-scale vessels, and often are responsible for making repairs. Many shipfitters specialize by focusing on pipefitting or welding. In addition to having expert building skills, shipfitters must have the mental and physical fitness necessary to work in… Read more »

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From addressing a bad performance to describing the impacts of budget cuts, there are many situations where you probably don’t want to talk to your employees. However, delivering bad news goes hand-in-hand with being in a position of authority. There’s no escaping it. Conversations about bad news are some of the most critical discussions we… Read more »

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It’s almost the New Year and that means it’s time for resolutions! While personal resolutions might mean trying to lose weight or reduce debt, business resolutions are very different. The switch over to a new year is a good time for companies to take stock of what worked over the past 12 months, and double… Read more »

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While the holidays might be a fun and joyous time, it can also be quite nerve-racking. The combined work of buying gifts, going to social events and hosting parties can rapidly become a lot to handle. A poll by the American Psychological Association found 4 out of 5 people expect more stress over the holidays… Read more »

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Marine painters are trained experts in industrial painting operations as they relate to marine conditions, from proper preparation methods to abrasive blasting techniques to surface preparation. There isn’t mandatory licensing or training necessary for those who paint ships and vessels, like offshore drilling platforms. The shipyards that perform this work, however, typically require the marine… Read more »

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Today marks NSC Technologies’ 16th year in the industry! Paul Rodriguez founded NSC Technologies in 2000 in his parents’ garage. Paul’s goal was and still is to provide continual employment to our workforce and prides himself on putting American workers to work. Today NSC Technologies has grown into a leading national staffing provider servicing diverse… Read more »