Skilled Trades Blog

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

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

Tips to Help Mature Students go Back to School in September

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jul 27, 2016 1:58:15 PM

A few weeks ago, I talked about some of the obstacles that mature students face when they decide to go back to school for second career training. With the summer quickly coming to an end and September right around the corner, registration for skilled trades courses in Ontario is getting busy and classes are filling up.

I know that choosing to go back to school as an adult student is overwhelming, even if you love learning. You've been out of school for a while, and working in the real world for years (which can be very different than learning in a classroom). Luckily, if you find the right private career college offering skilled trades training, you'll be taught in a workshop with hands-on education. The decision doesn't have to be difficult.

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Topics: Adult Education

Adult Education can be Easy with Ontario Skilled Trades Courses

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jul 14, 2016 1:25:17 PM

If you have been out of school for years and working in a job that isn't quite doing it for you, you may be thinking of new, more rewarding career options. Of course to pursue a new career often means going back to school to get the right qualifications to be successful in your new field.

When adults start thinking about going back to school, it can be pretty intimidating. As an adult, there are barriers that seem like they are holding you back and preventing you from getting the education you need for the career you want. But the right private career college and skilled trades courses will give you the opportunity to go back to school and pursue the job you've been thinking about for years.

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Topics: Adult Education