Skilled Trades Blog

Why Winter is the Best time to Get your Gas Fitter's License

Posted by Brad Dixon on Nov 23, 2015 3:21:37 PM

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Winter is just around the corner! And if you are thinking about a career change, or are a highschool grad that took some time off and are now ready to pursue an education in the skilled trades, this is the perfect time to get your gas fitter's license in Ontario.

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Topics: Trade School, Gas Technician, Training Schedule

Don't Stop at your G3 License — Get your G2 License Too!

Posted by Brad Dixon on Nov 6, 2015 4:45:44 PM

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When you are in a hurry to get certified and start your gas technician career as quickly as possible, it might be tempting to rush through the Gas Technician 3 certification and enter the workforce with just that license. But why stop there when you can better your career with a just a few extra weeks of training and complete your Gas Technician 2 training as well?

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Topics: Gas Technician, Career Opportunities, Training Schedule

College Not for You? Consider Ontario Skilled Trades Training!

Posted by Brad Dixon on Aug 5, 2015 2:03:37 PM

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Ontario post-secondary institutions are seeing a number students drop out before achieving their degree or diploma. While it is true that a number of jobs require some form of higher education, that doesn't always mean a two to four year diploma or degree. There are many rewarding and good-paying jobs that require other forms of certification or training — many of those careers are in the skilled trades.

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Topics: Trade School, Career Opportunities, Hands On Learning, Training Schedule, Skilled Trades

Getting your Gas Technician Licence: How to Schedule It All In

Posted by Brad Dixon on Mar 20, 2015 2:44:10 PM

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When you are considering going back to school part-time to get your gas technician license (or any other skilled trade certification, for that matter), you are probably already juggling many other responsibilities — a family, a job, a home. You're busy, and becoming a part-time student will just add to your already full schedule. It will take some planning and creativity when it comes to time management, but here are some ways to schedule it all in.

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Topics: Gas Technician, Training Schedule, Night School

Earn While you Learn Part-Time in the Skilled Trades

Posted by Brad Dixon on Mar 13, 2015 11:27:02 AM

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Whether you are trying to decide to go back to school or continue your education after secondary school, you are looking at a major investment. But look at it this way, an education in the skilled trades is an investment that will pay for itself pretty quickly. You will be building your skill set, expanding your employment opportunities in the skilled trades and even have the ability to increase your income. By choosing part-time skilled trades school in Ontario, you can get the best of both worlds — you are able to continue earning a pay cheque while bettering your career opportunities.

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Topics: Course Length and Time, Trade School, Career Opportunities, Training Schedule, Night School, Skilled Trades

Gas Technician: The Gateway Trade

Posted by Brad Dixon on Apr 16, 2014 9:37:23 PM

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All kidding aside, the notion of the gateway trade is what make the gas techinician certification such an attractive one for people considering a career in the trades. Many students that have gone through to receive their certifications end up attaining apprenticeships in other trades and are able to work towards red seal certification. Learn why that matters.

 

Gas Technicians Head Straight To Work

Many trades require the lengthy apprenticeship system to attain the red seal that deems them fully qualified to work. When you are training to be a gas technician you actually get certified in the classroom and then enter the real world. At the Skilled Trades Academies we see our students through every step of the certification process and ensure that they are ready to work in the field before they graduate from our program.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Gas Technician, Ontario Gas Technician Training, Transferrable Skills, Training Schedule