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Gas Technician Graduate Profile: Jeff Curtis

Posted by Brad Dixon



Niagara and Halton Skilled Trades Academies are proud of all of our graduates and love sharing their stories. Jeff Curtis graduated from the Niagara Skilled Trades Academy in 2004 and now runs his own successful business, Revolution Energy. Jeff and his team of licensed professionals — which currently employs another Niagara Skilled Trades Academy grad — have been providing home comfort solutions to residents in the Niagara Region since 2007.

Why did you decide to enroll at the Niagara Skilled Trades Academy?

"I was looking for a job in a similar field of work, so getting certified as a Gas Technician just made sense."

What were the best parts of the Skilled Trades Academy's program for you?

"The style of teaching really gave me a good understanding and feel for the Gas Technician trade."

What made you decide to start your own business?

"I had the knowledge I needed and experience in the trade, so it just felt like the right time."

What advice do you have for people considering the Skilled Trades Academy and starting their own business?

"Concentrate on learning the commercial side of the business and get the experience and knowledge necessary to start your own business."

To learn more about Jeff's business, visit Revolution Energy's website.

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