Skilled Trades Blog

Trade School vs. Traditional Education: Finding the Right Ontario Trade School

Posted by Brad Dixon on May 26, 2015 4:32:18 PM

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With high school graduation right around the corner, many grade twelve students have started making plans for September. But, there are some graduates out there that may be thinking that taking a year off to work while they decide on a career is their best option. After all, who wants to commit to years of education only to find out the career wait for you at the end isn't what you thought it would be?

As the demand for skilled workers rises, so has enrollment in many college trades courses — as has the tuition. But if you find the right trade school, you can save thousands of dollars and years of time. You won't have to enroll in a 2-4 year course that costs $5000+ a year (coming in at $10,000 to $20,000 total). In fact, you can complete a course at a fraction of the cost and be ready to work in just 17 weeks.

The key is to choose the right school to get certified.

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Topics: Course Length and Time, Gas Technician, TSSA

Do I Really Need a License to be a Gas Fitter?

Posted by Brad Dixon on Apr 29, 2015 1:29:56 PM

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If you are thinking of pursuing skilled trades jobs in Ontario, it's important you understand everything that is required to become licensed in that particular trade. Each province in Canada has its own licensing requirements for specific skilled trades and its own governing authorities that oversee and enforce these requirements. In Ontario, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority is governing body when it comes to skilled trades licensing.

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Topics: Gas Technician Careers, Gas Technician, Ontario College of Trades, TSSA

What is the Technical Standards and Safety Authority?

Posted by Brad Dixon on Aug 26, 2014 5:24:47 PM

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When you are looking for the right school for your skilled trades education, there are a few things you should be considering in your search. We have already told you about Private Career Colleges, but there is more to it than that. Finding a Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) training provider will ensure you getting the right education in safe environment.

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Topics: TSSA