Skilled Trades Blog

Why You Should Consider Trades School After High School

Posted by Brad Dixon on Aug 16, 2017 1:52:15 PM

As you finish your four years in high school and start looking towards your post secondary journey, university and college aren't the only options for your next steps. Choosing trades school after high school opens up doors to fulfilling careers in a shorter span of time than most public university or college programs.

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Topics: Trade School, Ontario Gas Technician Training

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

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

National Day of Mourning Honour Victims of Tragedies in Ontario Jobs

Posted by Brad Dixon on Apr 25, 2017 2:15:00 PM

This Friday, on April 28th, Canada will be observing the National Day of Mourning. The Day of Mourning is a day dedicated to remembering and honouring the thousands of workers who have died, been injured, or suffered illness in the workplace.

The Day of Mourning, which is also known as Workers' Memorial Day, and is recognized globally in 100 countries. It's also observed to represent the commitment to ensuring safety in the workplace, and preventing future incidents and fatalities, ensuring that every worker returns home safely at the end of every work day.

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Topics: Ontario Gas Technician Training

What you Need to Know About Furnaces as a Gas Technician

Posted by Brad Dixon on Sep 22, 2016 12:34:48 PM

If you're thinking about getting your gas technician license in Ontario, you probably already know that you will be working primarily on furnaces. After all, we have long, cold winters here and the furnace is one of the most important appliances in the home. As a student pursuing a career in the gas fitting industry, you will one day be the one who makes sure people have furnaces that work as reliably and efficiently as possible.

But what does that mean exactly? Here's a look at some of the most common things you will encounter when you complete your G2 license and get a gas technician jobs in Ontario.

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Topics: Ontario Gas Technician Training

What's the Difference? Skilled Trades Certificate vs. Diploma

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 26, 2016 12:22:53 PM

When you are deciding the best course of action to pursue an education in the skilled trades in Ontario, there are a few options available. Ultimately, you need to attend some version of post-secondary schooling to qualify for a jobs in the skilled trades, but which is more appropriate: traditional college courses or a private career college?

If you attend a traditional Ontario college program for a skilled trade, you will be working toward a diploma and take a minimum of 2 years of study. Alternatively, a private career college awards a certificate and/or license upon completion, with programs that tend to be shorter and more intensive, with smaller class sizes and hands-on learning experience.

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Topics: Course Length and Time, Trade School, Ontario College of Trades, Ontario Gas Technician Training

Get the Most out of Skilled Trades Career and Education Fairs

Posted by Brad Dixon on Feb 18, 2016 12:51:04 PM

In just a few weeks, on March 16 to 18, the Niagara and Halton Skilled Trades team will be set up at CMPX 2016 to meet prospective students and showcase why The Skilled Trades Academies are the best option to complete your Gas Technician license in Ontario.

We know that Skilled Trades Career Fairs and Skilled Trades Education Fairs can seem overwhelming — there are so many booths and exhibitors who want to talk to you and teach you about their business. So, we want to help you prepare for the next trade show you attend, whether it is CMPX 2016 or another career fair.

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Topics: Trade School, Ontario Gas Technician Training

Why you should go to a Private Career College for Gas Technician training

Posted by Brad Dixon on Sep 3, 2015 4:23:23 PM
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So, you have decided that a career as a Gas Technician is that right path for you. You are now faced with the important decision of how to pursue and obtain your Gas Technician license.

Pursuing a Gas Technician license at a Private Career College, such as Niagara and Halton Skilled Trades Academy, has become an increasingly popular choice for technicians, as the colleges offer flexible learning schedules, variable enrollment dates and compressed learning timelines.

Read on to learn more reasons as to why you should go to a Private Career College for Gas Technician training.

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Topics: Ontario Gas Technician, Gas Technician, Ontario Gas Technician Training

Do your Research before choosing your Skilled Trades School

Posted by Brad Dixon on Oct 15, 2014 12:13:10 PM

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When you are trying to decide where to get your Gas Technician license, you want to make sure you are getting the best education available. After all, if you want a rewarding career, the training you choose is the first step to success. But what is it that you should look for in your skilled trades education? It all starts with the school and what it has to offer.

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Topics: Course Length and Time, Class Length, Hands On Learning, Oakville Campus, Ontario Gas Technician Training