Skilled Trades Blog

Why Ontario skilled trades training should be your next step

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jun 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

As a high school student nearing graduation, it's time to start thinking about the next step you should be taking. Most resources for post-secondary choices only list public universities or colleges, and often encourage students to get their diploma or degree. While this is a path many students take and enjoy, it's not for everyone.

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Topics: Career Opportunities, Hands On Learning, Transferrable Skills, Skilled Trades

Start Your Ontario Skilled Trades Career With a Successful Interview

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 31, 2017 10:38:18 AM

If you followed our tips on how to create a successful skilled trades resume, you'll be in great shape to land an interview. It's important to go into that interview for skilled trades employment prepared and ready to impress. Here are some tips we've come up with to help you be ready for success when interview for skilled trades jobs.

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Topics: Career Opportunities, Transferrable Skills, Skilled Trades

Tips To Build Your Skilled Trades Resume

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 26, 2017 11:35:55 AM

Forming a successful resume can seem stressful. Your resume is one step to getting you an interview, and will likely not land you a job on its own. You need your resume to look professional, polished so that you come across well and a potential employer wants to meet you. Here are some tips on how to craft yourself a resume that will help you succeed.

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Topics: Career Opportunities

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

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

Gas Appliances you'll work on when you get your Gas Technician License

Posted by Brad Dixon on Feb 13, 2017 4:43:15 PM

Making the decision to return to school and gain a skilled trades education is an exciting decision, but it can also be an intimidating decision. This industry can be hard to understand from the outside, especially something that you may not have much experience in, like gas fitting.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Career Opportunities, HVAC Careers

Gas Fitter Jobs in Ontario Don't Slow Down in the Summer

Posted by Brad Dixon on Feb 11, 2017 11:05:03 AM

Yes, we're in the depths of winter, but warm weather is already on our minds. After all, with gas technician training programs that have you licensed in just 17 weeks, you could be ready to work as the summer hits. And while some might think that gas fitting is seasonal work, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Gas fitters are needed all year round for many different appliances which change based on the season.

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Topics: Career Opportunities

What Working as a Gas Technician Looks Like

Posted by Brad Dixon on Oct 21, 2016 3:49:53 PM

When you decide to go back to school to get a skilled trades education, you may feel pretty intimidated. Especially if you are entering an industry you have never worked in before, like gas fitting. By getting an idea of what a day in the life in your new career looks like, you will feel more comfortable with your decision because you will know exactly what you are getting into after you graduate.

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Topics: Gas Technician, Career Opportunities, HVAC Careers

Encourage your Employees to Upgrade their Skilled Trades Licenses

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jul 21, 2016 11:02:07 AM

Are you the owner or manager of a skilled trades shop, an HVAC or Gas Technician business, for example? If so, I am confident that you are already hiring licensed skilled trades professionals to ensure your business is successful. But that said, even when your employees have their Gas Technician license, there are a number of levels of qualification, as you know. Are you hiring graduates of a G3 program? G2 licensees? Do you have any licensed G1 gas fitters on staff?

Encouraging your staff to continue their education in the industry and upgrade their certifications is essential for the success of your business. You may require your G3 gas fitters to upgrade to their G2 certificate, or you may want to see your employees complete their G1 for an opportunity to develop their skills toward long-term career goals that will promote their job satisfaction and increase their skills in the field. 

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Topics: Gas Technician, Career Opportunities, Funding, Night School

The Benefits of Taking Summer Skilled Trades Courses

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jul 13, 2016 1:46:20 PM

For high school students, school is officially out for summer; and for those already in the workforce, days are longer, the weather is better and maybe there are some dreams of upcoming vacations.

Summer isn't often the time that people think about taking classes, but summer courses have been becoming increasingly popular for those who are looking to upgrade their qualifications, start a new career in the skilled trades or even begin their post-secondary education.

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Topics: Gas Technician, Career Opportunities, Class Length, Summer Courses