Skilled Trades Blog

Training To Become A Gas Fitter As A Second Career

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jan 5, 2018 3:33:00 PM

No one should have to be unhappy in their work every day. If you find yourself unfulfilled in your career and unhappy in your job, it may be time to consider leaving your position and seeking out a new career. This can be intimidating for a lot of people - the thought of leaving a place where, despite perhaps not being happy they have grown comfortable and returning to school as a mature student seems scary. There are ways to overcome this fear, however, and get the education you need to find a fulfilling career.

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Topics: Course Length and Time, Ontario Gas Technician Training, Adult Education

Private Career College Prices Make Trades Training Easier

Posted by Brad Dixon on Dec 22, 2017 11:18:00 AM

If you're looking into your post secondary options and are torn between a private career college and traditional college, one thing we recommend thinking about is what you're getting out of what you're paying for your education. Typically private career college programs run cheaper, or comparable, to traditional post secondary school prices. However, it's important to note the value of an education from a private career college.

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Topics: Course Length and Time, Ontario Gas Technician

Accelerated Gas Tech Courses Making Paying For School Easier

Posted by Brad Dixon on Dec 15, 2017 4:07:02 PM

Students looking to enter the post secondary world have to decide between different lengths of study. Each institution varies slightly in what they offer, but it essentially comes down to three options: longer full time programs, usually running from 1-4 years at traditional universities and colleges, part-time programs offered at both traditional colleges and also private career colleges, and accelerated full-time programs offered at private career colleges.

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Topics: Course Length and Time, Gas Technician

The Best Ways To Fund Your Gas Technician Training

Posted by Brad Dixon on Dec 8, 2017 3:59:12 PM

Pursuing an education in the skilled trades can be expensive. There are high costs associated with education that can lead you to feel overwhelmed and frustrated, however not many people know grants and loans are available through the Ontario Ministry of Training. As a student it becomes difficult to balance between work and school, so look into the different funding options that are available for you.

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Topics: Trade School, Funding

Working While In School To Fund Your Skilled Trades Education

Posted by Brad Dixon on Dec 1, 2017 4:05:00 PM

Many recent high school grads have a common issue surrounding their post secondary choice: it's very expensive.

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Topics: Gas Technician, Funding

Expand On Your Gas Technician Training With Extra Classes

Posted by Brad Dixon on Nov 24, 2017 3:14:26 PM

Education is the foundation in creating a strong, skilled and intelligent workforce. As the world continues to evolve, we discover that education is an ongoing process that encourages lifelong learning. Choosing a skilled trade is your best advantage for success, with the future of skilled trade workers being in high demand you put yourself ahead by continuing your education with a skilled trade.

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Topics: Gas Technician

How To Best Prepare For A Skilled Trades Apprenticeship

Posted by Brad Dixon on Nov 17, 2017 5:30:00 PM

When going into a skilled trades apprenticeship, the best way to prepare is by taking an introductory course. By taking the Gas Technician 3 and Gas Technician 2 training courses you learn the transferable skills required to be successful in a number of trades, which makes it the perfect introductory course for many students considering a career in the skilled trades.

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Topics: Gas Technician

Skilled Trades Aren't Just For Men

Posted by Brad Dixon on Nov 10, 2017 5:00:24 PM

Many skilled trades jobs in Ontario remain unfilled as there are more tradespeople retiring than there are tradespeoples entering the workforce. There has been a lot of discussion about how to best help fill these gaps in the workplace, and it's becoming more and more apparent that women are likely to help meet these needs.

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Topics: Gas Technician

Not Sure What You Want To Do Next? Try Gas Technician Training

Posted by Brad Dixon on Nov 3, 2017 4:33:29 PM

Many students who leave high school choose to take a year between graduating high school and beginning post secondary. There are a number of reasons students do this, from taking time off to work and save money, to being unsure of what to go to school for.

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Topics: Gas Technician

What Makes Gas Tech The Right Choice For You

Posted by Brad Dixon on Oct 27, 2017 8:51:31 AM

Sometimes finding the right trade is easy, and you can find the perfect fit without much thought. For some people entering the trades, however, it can be a more difficult process to find the trade that fits them best.

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Topics: Gas Technician