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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

Why Ontario skilled trades training should be your next step

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jun 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

As a high school student nearing graduation, it's time to start thinking about the next step you should be taking. Most resources for post-secondary choices only list public universities or colleges, and often encourage students to get their diploma or degree. While this is a path many students take and enjoy, it's not for everyone.

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Topics: Career Opportunities, Hands On Learning, Transferrable Skills, Skilled Trades

Start Your Ontario Skilled Trades Career With a Successful Interview

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 31, 2017 10:38:18 AM

If you followed our tips on how to create a successful skilled trades resume, you'll be in great shape to land an interview. It's important to go into that interview for skilled trades employment prepared and ready to impress. Here are some tips we've come up with to help you be ready for success when interview for skilled trades jobs.

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Topics: Career Opportunities, Transferrable Skills, Skilled Trades

Tips To Build Your Skilled Trades Resume

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 26, 2017 11:35:55 AM

Forming a successful resume can seem stressful. Your resume is one step to getting you an interview, and will likely not land you a job on its own. You need your resume to look professional, polished so that you come across well and a potential employer wants to meet you. Here are some tips on how to craft yourself a resume that will help you succeed.

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Topics: Career Opportunities

Attend a Private Career College for A Gas Technician Course

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 25, 2017 10:36:55 AM

If you're looking for the next steps in starting a career in the skilled trades, you're probably evaluating post-secondary schools and trying to decide whether to further your education. When thinking about their post-secondary steps, most people overlook attending a private career college that specializes in their field.

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Topics: Gas Technician

You've Graduated the Gas Technician 3 Program, So Now What?

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 19, 2017 11:33:43 AM

You've finally finished your Gas Technician 3 certification and are eager to enter into the workplace and get started on your career. We're excited for you to get started too! But, why stop simply at a Gas Tech 3 when you can complete your Gas Technician 2 certification with just a few extra weeks of training?

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Topics: Gas Technician

Tips For Success In Skilled Trades Jobs

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 17, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Whether you're beginning your career in the skilled trades or thinking about beginning a career in the skilled trades, success in your field is probably on your mind. Here are some skills you can sharpen to ensure your success in your skilled trade jobs in Ontario.

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Topics: Career Opportunities

As the summer gets closer, take our air conditioning training courses

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 12, 2017 12:09:57 PM

It's getting warmer out, and that means that furnaces and heaters are getting turned off, and air conditioning units are getting turned on. With everyone getting ready for the warmer weather, it's time for you to get ready to shift your skilled trades employment to start installing, maintaining and repairing residential air conditioning units with some intro courses to get you on your way.

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Topics: Air Conditioning

Furnaces: What You Should Know Before You Get Your Gas Technician 3 License

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 10, 2017 12:20:22 PM

Before jumping in and starting your new career in the gas technician industry with your Gas Technician 3 or Gas Technician 2 courses, it's important you know what you'll be working on while you're in the field.

We'll be highlighting some of the home appliances you'll be working with regularly once you begin your gas technician jobs in Ontario. This way, once you complete your skilled trades training, you'll feel more at ease and more prepared to take on these tasks.

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Topics: Gas Technician