Skilled Trades Blog

Helping Teens Choose Gas Tech After High School

Posted by Brad Dixon on Oct 13, 2017 5:03:12 PM

Choosing the next steps after high school isn't just a difficult choice for students - it can also be a stressful time for parents as well. As a parent of a student nearing the end of their high school careers, you naturally want the best for them. Many parents encourage their children to continue their education after high school, to obtain a degree or diploma and then enter the workforce.

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Topics: Gas Technician

Ontario Gas Technician Training Grads Likely To Find Work

Posted by Brad Dixon on Oct 6, 2017 2:26:05 PM

When faced with choosing a post-secondary school and a career, one of the biggest factors for both students and their parents is whether or not their choice is employable. The job market isn't favourable to every degree, and the percentage of students who don't find work in their field after graduation has risen in recent years.

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Topics: Gas Technician, Ontario Gas Technician Training

Becoming A Gas Appliance Repair Technician With Your G3

Posted by Brad Dixon on Sep 29, 2017 4:24:00 PM

Having your Gas Technician license opens up a number of doors for you in the workplace. We've been highlighting some of the careers you can get once you have finished your Ontario skilled trades training, and once of those options is a gas appliance repair technician. Let's look at a quick introduction to what you'll be doing as a gas appliance repair technician and some key takeaways from your Gas Technician training that will help you succeed once you get to the workplace.

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

Fall is Here With An Introduction To Being A Furnace Technician

Posted by Brad Dixon on Sep 22, 2017 10:43:58 AM

It may be too warm out still to believe it, but today is actually the very first day of fall. That means that within the next several weeks the weather is going to cool down, and people are going to start thinking about switching on their furnaces. As the weather gets colder, the furnace becomes the most important appliance in the home.

If you're interested in pursuing a career as a gas fitter and starting a course to complete your gas technician training, we put together some introductory information to get you started.

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

Can I Work On Construction Sites With My Gas Technician Certification?

Posted by Brad Dixon on Sep 15, 2017 3:01:00 PM

Many students who enroll in a Gas Tech course anticipate graduating to begin their career in Gas Technician jobs in Ontario. That isn't what the students who complete their gas tech certifications are limited to, however. When students have completed their certification and are fully licensed to work as an Ontario gas fitter, there are lots of pathways they can choose from where their gas fitter license gives them a leg up. One of those pathways is working on construction sites.

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Topics: Gas Technician

Don't Skilled Trades Workers Make Less Money?

Posted by Brad Dixon on Sep 7, 2017 4:54:25 PM

The question of which payoff is better between attending university or opting to go into a trades apprenticeship or getting a skilled trades ticket is one we hear often. It's understandable - most high school guidance department and parents suggest attending a traditional college or university after high school graduation, and unfortunately, there is still a stigma surrounding the skilled trades.

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Topics: Gas Technician

Some Tips For Job Hunting With Your G3 License

Posted by Brad Dixon on Aug 25, 2017 12:03:50 PM

So, you've finished up your gas technician training and obtained your G3. If you're ready to take on the workforce with this license, you may be nervous about starting the job hunt in the skilled trades. Whether this is your first time career hunting or a change in industry for you, we can help make this process less stressful. Today we're outlining some tips to help you once you've completed your G3 course so that you can make the transition from class to work place easily.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Gas Technician

Transferable Skills Gained From Gas Technician Training

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jul 28, 2017 9:03:47 AM

When considering your career choice it's important not to box yourself into something that has no transferable skills. As you research where to begin taking the next steps to get ready for launching a career, look at a trade that offers skills that can transfer to different trades, depending on where life takes you.

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Topics: Gas Technician

Niagara Skilled Trades Academy partners with NCDSB to Launch students’ careers in trades

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jun 9, 2017 3:37:27 PM

When Michael Stevenson, a high school technology teacher with the Niagara Catholic District School Board, approached the Niagara Skilled Trades Academy about the Niagara Launch Centre – Powered by Niagara Catholic District School Board, a new program being offered in Welland, they knew it was an initiative they wanted to be a part of.

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Topics: Gas Technician, Class Length, Hands On Learning, Ontario Gas Technician Training

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