Skilled Trades Blog

How to Kickstart your HVAC Technician Career in Ontario

Posted by Brad Dixon on Feb 21, 2018 4:17:16 PM

It's pretty common for people who complete their Gas Technician training in Ontario to pursue an HVAC Technician career. Many of the graduates from the Skilled Trades Academy take this path and find rewarding results in their work. HVAC Mechanics and Technicians are responsible for dealing with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

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Topics: Ontario HVAC Training, HVAC Careers

Gas Technician 3 vs. Gas Technician 2: What's the Difference?

Posted by Brad Dixon on Feb 9, 2018 5:03:00 PM

When considering an education as a Gas Technician, you will see that there are a few different levels of certification available, from G3 to G1. Of course, the more training you receive, the more skilled trades careers and opportunities will be available.

A question we receive often is how to know which levels you should complete for a rewarding career in the skilled trades in Ontario. To help you understand where to start, and what steps you need to take to succeed in Ontario gas technician jobs, we put together a guide. Here is a quick look at what each level entails and what it takes to upgrade from one level to the next.

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Topics: Gas Technician, Class Length, Ontario Gas Technician Training

Attending a Private Career College for Gas Technician Training

Posted by Brad Dixon on Feb 2, 2018 4:23:00 PM


If you’ve decided that a career as an Ontario Gas Technician is the right path for you, congratulations! You’re on an exciting path to a fulfilling career. The first step on this path, however, is to get the appropriate training. How do you pursue this training to obtain your Gas Technician license?

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Topics: Ontario Gas Technician, Gas Technician, Ontario Gas Technician Training

Our Top 5 Tips For Mature Students In Gas Technician Training

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jan 26, 2018 3:14:00 PM

When going back to school as a mature student, there are different challenges you will face. You may think it is too difficult to be able to start a second career and start this new chapter by going back to school. This is not reason to give up on finding a career that makes you happy, however. If you are going back to school, here are five tips that can help you take on this change.

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Topics: Adult Education

Finding Satisfaction In Your Work As A Gas Technician

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jan 19, 2018 12:34:41 PM

A growing number of people in the workforce don’t enjoy their job. It’s not just the characters in movies and TV who don’t like their office job - many people consider leaving jobs they feel stuck in and dislike to switch to a new career, but some people settle because they are nervous about going back.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Adult Education

How To Fit Second Career Training Into Your Life

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jan 12, 2018 3:21:05 PM

When you consider the option of switching your career to a skilled trade, one of the biggest concerns we hear is that people aren’t sure they can fit going back to school into their everyday life. With some time management, as well as flexible course hours, going back to school doesn't have to be a hassle that halts your life - you may be able to fit it almost seamlessly into your life.

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Topics: Ontario Gas Technician Training, Adult Education

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