Skilled Trades Blog

Did you know there is no such thing as an HVAC license?

Posted by Brad Dixon

The skilled trades industry is an important part of our society and economy — tradespeople touch almost every aspect of our daily lives. They build our homes and our cars. They work in manufacturing, mining, oil and gas. Canada depends on the skilled trades, they keep our country going.

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Topics: Ontario Gas Technician, Gas Technician, HVAC Careers

How to Kickstart your HVAC Technician Career in Ontario

Posted by Brad Dixon

It's pretty common for people who complete their Gas Technician training in Ontario to pursue an HVAC Technician career. Many of the graduates from the Skilled Trades Academy take this path and find rewarding results in their work. HVAC Mechanics and Technicians are responsible for dealing with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.

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Topics: Ontario HVAC Training, HVAC Careers

Fall is Here With An Introduction To Being A Furnace Technician

Posted by Brad Dixon

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

A Sneak Peek At What You'll Learn in An Intro to Air Conditioning Course

Posted by Brad Dixon

Almost every house has an operating heating and air conditioning unit, or in industry terms: HVAC. It stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning systems. Having central air and air conditioning units in residential houses and commercial spaces creates a demand for technicians to install, repair, and service these appliances.

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Topics: HVAC Careers, Air Conditioning technician, Air Conditioning

The Demand for HVAC Technicians Expected to Rise

Posted by Brad Dixon

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

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

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

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

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

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