Skilled Trades Blog

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

Don't Do It Yourself: Why You Need Training To Be A Gas Fitter

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 4, 2017 1:56:07 PM

If you do a simple search online, you'll find lots of forum threads of tips on how to connect, install, or repair gas lines yourself without hiring a professional. There are some jobs that might seem like simple tasks that can be done at home without hiring a professional. These simple tasks, however, can be incredibly dangerous if they aren't done correctly.

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Topics: Ontario Gas Technician, Gas Technician, Career Opportunities, Ontario Gas Technician Training

Is Becoming A Gas Technician Right For Me?

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 2, 2017 4:53:03 PM

If you are looking for a career in the skilled trades and are considering taking a course to get your Gas Technician license, there are some questions you should ask yourself before you decide to take this step.

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

The Demand for HVAC Technicians Expected to Rise

Posted by Brad Dixon on Apr 28, 2017 4:17:37 PM

The North American market for HVAC systems is growing, with projections for the year of 2022 calling for the market surpassing $44 billion. This boost is expected to come from the growing consumer need for more energy efficient HVAC systems, which will require installation from HVAC technicians.

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Topics: HVAC Careers

National Day of Mourning Honour Victims of Tragedies in Ontario Jobs

Posted by Brad Dixon on Apr 25, 2017 2:15:00 PM

This Friday, on April 28th, Canada will be observing the National Day of Mourning. The Day of Mourning is a day dedicated to remembering and honouring the thousands of workers who have died, been injured, or suffered illness in the workplace.

The Day of Mourning, which is also known as Workers' Memorial Day, and is recognized globally in 100 countries. It's also observed to represent the commitment to ensuring safety in the workplace, and preventing future incidents and fatalities, ensuring that every worker returns home safely at the end of every work day.

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Topics: Ontario Gas Technician Training

How Getting your Ozone Depletion Certificate Will Help Your Career

Posted by Brad Dixon on Apr 19, 2017 11:37:56 AM

Next month in Niagara our Ozone Depletion Prevention certificate course runs. The course is a one day, eight hour event. After learning and successfully completing the exam with a 75% mark or higher, students receive a certification in Ozone Depletion Prevention (ODP) in the form of a wallet sized card, which will need to be renewed every five years.

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Topics: Ozone Depletion Prevention