Skilled Trades Blog

Don't Skilled Trades Workers Make Less Money?

Posted by Brad Dixon on Sep 7, 2017 4:54:25 PM

The question of which payoff is better between attending university or opting to go into a trades apprenticeship or getting a skilled trades ticket is one we hear often. It's understandable - most high school guidance department and parents suggest attending a traditional college or university after high school graduation, and unfortunately, there is still a stigma surrounding the skilled trades.

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Topics: Gas Technician

Some Tips For Job Hunting With Your G3 License

Posted by Brad Dixon on Aug 25, 2017 12:03:50 PM

So, you've finished up your gas technician training and obtained your G3. If you're ready to take on the workforce with this license, you may be nervous about starting the job hunt in the skilled trades. Whether this is your first time career hunting or a change in industry for you, we can help make this process less stressful. Today we're outlining some tips to help you once you've completed your G3 course so that you can make the transition from class to work place easily.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Gas Technician

A Sneak Peek At What You'll Learn in An Intro to Air Conditioning Course

Posted by Brad Dixon on Aug 23, 2017 10:29:33 AM

Almost every house has an operating heating and air conditioning unit, or in industry terms: HVAC. It stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning systems. Having central air and air conditioning units in residential houses and commercial spaces creates a demand for technicians to install, repair, and service these appliances.

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Topics: HVAC Careers, Air Conditioning technician, Air Conditioning

Why You Should Consider Trades School After High School

Posted by Brad Dixon on Aug 16, 2017 1:52:15 PM

As you finish your four years in high school and start looking towards your post secondary journey, university and college aren't the only options for your next steps. Choosing trades school after high school opens up doors to fulfilling careers in a shorter span of time than most public university or college programs.

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Topics: Trade School, Ontario Gas Technician Training

Where does my career go after getting my G3 and G2?

Posted by Brad Dixon on Aug 9, 2017 11:28:34 AM

The first thing to do once you complete both your Gas Technician 3 and Gas Technician 2 certifications is to take a minute to congratulate yourself. You worked hard, passed your exams, and are ready to take on the workforce. But you're probably wondering how you actually go about taking on the workforce.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Career Opportunities

Transferable Skills Gained From Gas Technician Training

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jul 28, 2017 9:03:47 AM

When considering your career choice it's important not to box yourself into something that has no transferable skills. As you research where to begin taking the next steps to get ready for launching a career, look at a trade that offers skills that can transfer to different trades, depending on where life takes you.

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Topics: Gas Technician

Spotlight on air conditioning apprenticeships

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jul 4, 2017 12:07:36 PM

Did you get your gas technician licence yet? If you have, you should know there are many opportunities within Ontario skilled trades jobs to get you to the career you want! We’re spotlighting an air conditioning apprenticeship as a possible next step for you into a limitless industry.

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Topics: Air Conditioning technician

Upgrade Employees Skills with Intro to Air Conditioning Course

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jun 26, 2017 12:04:06 PM

When you hire students from the Skilled Trades Academy, you know they are well trained and equipped with a wide skill set and are ready to take on work as gas fitters. However, training for employees doesn't have to end when they are finished their G3 and G2 certification programs. It's in your best interest as an employer to ensure that your employees are upgrading their skill sets.

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Topics: Air Conditioning technician, Air Conditioning

It's not too late to find a career you love in Ontario skilled trades

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jun 13, 2017 1:37:45 PM

Working at a job that you don't love going to every day can be draining and exhausting. For some people, however, it may feel like it's too late in life to go back to school and find a new career, so they never do it. If the career you've chosen isn't what you love doing, there's no reason that you shouldn't get some more training and start something that you love doing.

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Topics: Adult Education

Niagara Skilled Trades Academy partners with NCDSB to Launch students’ careers in trades

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jun 9, 2017 3:37:27 PM

When Michael Stevenson, a high school technology teacher with the Niagara Catholic District School Board, approached the Niagara Skilled Trades Academy about the Niagara Launch Centre – Powered by Niagara Catholic District School Board, a new program being offered in Welland, they knew it was an initiative they wanted to be a part of.

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Topics: Gas Technician, Class Length, Hands On Learning, Ontario Gas Technician Training