Skilled Trades Blog

Choosing Gas Technician Training After High School

Posted by Brad Dixon on Feb 23, 2018 4:52:22 PM

Unfortunately, there tends to be some stigmas surrounding the trades as a next step after high school which prevents high school students from choosing to study a trade. While this isn’t as prominent as it once may have been, these judgments are preventing students from studying a valuable trade and graduating into a fulfilling career full of growth opportunities, year-round work, and opportunities for entrepreneurship.

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Topics: Ontario Gas Technician Training

Gas Technician 3 vs. Gas Technician 2: What's the Difference?

Posted by Brad Dixon on Feb 9, 2018 5:03:00 PM

When considering an education as a Gas Technician, you will see that there are a few different levels of certification available, from G3 to G1. Of course, the more training you receive, the more skilled trades careers and opportunities will be available.

A question we receive often is how to know which levels you should complete for a rewarding career in the skilled trades in Ontario. To help you understand where to start, and what steps you need to take to succeed in Ontario gas technician jobs, we put together a guide. Here is a quick look at what each level entails and what it takes to upgrade from one level to the next.

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Topics: Gas Technician, Class Length, Ontario Gas Technician Training

Attending a Private Career College for Gas Technician Training

Posted by Brad Dixon on Feb 2, 2018 4:23:00 PM


If you’ve decided that a career as an Ontario Gas Technician is the right path for you, congratulations! You’re on an exciting path to a fulfilling career. The first step on this path, however, is to get the appropriate training. How do you pursue this training to obtain your Gas Technician license?

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

How To Fit Second Career Training Into Your Life

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jan 12, 2018 3:21:05 PM

When you consider the option of switching your career to a skilled trade, one of the biggest concerns we hear is that people aren’t sure they can fit going back to school into their everyday life. With some time management, as well as flexible course hours, going back to school doesn't have to be a hassle that halts your life - you may be able to fit it almost seamlessly into your life.

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Topics: Ontario Gas Technician Training, Adult Education

Training To Become A Gas Fitter As A Second Career

Posted by Brad Dixon on Jan 5, 2018 3:33:00 PM

No one should have to be unhappy in their work every day. If you find yourself unfulfilled in your career and unhappy in your job, it may be time to consider leaving your position and seeking out a new career. This can be intimidating for a lot of people - the thought of leaving a place where, despite perhaps not being happy they have grown comfortable and returning to school as a mature student seems scary. There are ways to overcome this fear, however, and get the education you need to find a fulfilling career.

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Topics: Course Length and Time, Ontario Gas Technician Training, Adult Education

Choosing Between Traditional Post Secondary and Private Career College

Posted by Brad Dixon on Oct 20, 2017 12:30:00 PM

When it is time to start looking into post secondary education choosing between traditional public post secondary institutions, such as colleges or universities, and a private career college can be a very difficult choice. Despite the fact that career colleges in Ontario provide education through approximately 600 colleges and annually sees over 70,000 graduates, private career colleges aren't often discussed as a viable post-secondary option.

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Topics: Gas Technician, Ontario Gas Technician Training

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

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

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