Skilled Trades Blog

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

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

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

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

Stand out in the Job Market with your Gas Fitter License

Posted by Brad Dixon on Oct 5, 2016 2:54:33 PM

Skilled trades jobs are growing in popularity. People are choosing to get back into the workforce after a layoff or are upgrading their skills to pursue a more rewarding career. Recent high school graduates are also starting to see the benefits of going to a private career college for a skilled trades education, rather than investing in 4 years of study in traditional college and university settings. And so, it is becoming increasingly important to get the right skilled trades license in Ontario and stand out when it comes time to apply for jobs.

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Topics: Gas Technician, 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