Skilled Trades Blog

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

How to Prepare for an HVAC Apprenticeship

Posted by Brad Dixon on Feb 22, 2017 2:53:35 PM

If you’re looking into or have ever considered going into a career working with heat, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, you’ll start your career with an apprenticeship. Experience is a great thing, but the idea of starting up hands-on work in something you might not know that much about can seem a little intimidating.

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Topics: HVAC Careers, Air Conditioning technician

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

Get a Job without getting a Degree with a Gas Technician License

Posted by Brad Dixon on Nov 1, 2016 4:43:07 PM

It is becoming more and more common to hear of college and university students who have spent tens of thousands of dollars to complete their post-secondary education, only to struggle to find a job in their field after graduation. Society keeps telling high school students that a college diploma or university degree is essential in finding a rewarding career, but that is not always the case. You can pursue a career without a degree and be satisfied in the work you do (and make great money doing it)!

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Topics: HVAC Careers

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

Why you Should get your Gas Technician License this Spring

Posted by Brad Dixon on Feb 9, 2016 12:00:44 PM

It may only be February yet, but we're already looking forward to spring. And it's not just because that means warm weather is coming (after all, this winter hasn't been too bad), but because our next full-time class is just around the corner.

Spring is a great time to register for skilled trades training in Ontario, especially Gas Technician certification in Niagara. Because you are fully licensed in just 17 weeks, you're looking at jumping into the industry just as business is picking up for gas BBQ installations, pool heater installation and home renovations involving gas lines!

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Topics: Trade School, Ontario Gas Technician, Gas Technician, Career Opportunities, HVAC Careers

How to Kickstart your HVAC Technician Career in Ontario

Posted by Brad Dixon on Oct 22, 2015 2:35:32 PM


It's pretty common for people who complete their Gas Technician training in Ontario to pursue an HVAC Technician career. HVAC Mechanics and Technicians deal with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, making an Ontario Gas Fitter license the perfect first step in your journey to a rewarding career. 

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Topics: Ontario HVAC Training, HVAC Careers

Benefits of Working in the Skilled Trades: Job Security

Posted by Brad Dixon on Dec 22, 2014 5:30:00 PM


For the last 15 years, it has been all about working in the business world. People were going to university and studying to achieve that corner office job. Now, youth still think that's where the good jobs are, even though there are fewer opportunities. The job market is definitely in recovery mode after our economy's nosedive but university graduates are not seeing the same success as they used to. It's time young people started looking at other options for steady well-paying jobs.

Skilled trades jobs are the alternative young people should be considering. They are on par with those office jobs that used to be so desirable — we've already talked about the myths that need busting. The simple reality is that skilled trades need to be better promoted as viable options to young people so that they can make informed decisions about the post-secondary education they pursue and the jobs that will be waiting for them.


Benefit Three: There is job security in the skilled trades

We know that when you are looking for a job, good pay doesn't hurt — but even more important than a good wage is knowing that you will be able to keep that well paying job. No one wants to work in a job that isn't secure. And in this economy, a completely secure career opportunity is hard to find. But some jobs are safer than others — enter skilled trades career opportunities.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Gas Technician, Career Opportunities, HVAC Careers, Skilled Trades

Career Close-Up: Air Conditioning Technician

Posted by Brad Dixon on Aug 18, 2014 4:50:38 PM

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Once you successfully complete your gas technician training and certification, your career  options are practically limitless. Your Gas Technician license opens doors to skilled trades career  opportunities that you may not have even considered before. In our Career Close-Up series, we'll  explore the industry jobs you can choose from to help you prepare for the career you want!

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Topics: Career Opportunities, HVAC Careers, Air Conditioning technician, Air Conditioning