5 Steps to Become a Network Cabling Specialist

Nov 25, 2021 2:45:04 PM

When we pick up our phones, power up our computers, or turn on our TVs, we usually just expect that they will connect to a network that lets them share information.

But without the efforts of network cabling specialists, none of that would be possible.

Network cabling specialists are the skilled pros who set up and maintain the structured cabling systems that allow for the transmission of video, voice, and data.

Interested in a career in this field? Wondering what it takes to become a network cabling specialist?

Here are 5 steps you can take to get started.

Starting an Electrical Pre-apprenticeship: Tips & Job Options

Nov 16, 2021 9:24:09 AM

The rules are clear: if you want to become an electrician in Ontario, you must complete an apprenticeship.

That’s a 5-year process of learning the trade, mainly through paid on-the-job training, but also through classroom study. You need to prove you have the skills and expertise to do the work safely.

But before starting any of that, most people complete an electrical pre-apprenticeship. That gives you a solid foundation of skills that employers value in new apprentices.

So what is an electrical pre-apprenticeship all about? How do you get started, what do you learn, and what career options will you have when you graduate?

Keep reading to find out.

Career Paths After HVAC + Gas Tech Training: What Are Your Options?

Nov 4, 2021 11:36:49 AM

Intrigued by the challenge of controlling indoor climates? Then you’re smart to be looking into HVAC and gas technician training.

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals install and service the systems that control temperature and humidity levels inside buildings.

They make sure indoor spaces don’t get too hot, too cold, or too uncomfortable.

That often involves working on gas-fired equipment. Which is why HVAC programs that include preparation for gas fitter licensing are the complete package.

They help students develop the knowledge and skills to pursue a wide range of career paths.

So what exactly will you learn in a combined program, and where can that lead you?

Let’s take a look.

All About HVAC Training in Ontario: Top 10 Questions & Answers

Oct 21, 2021 10:38:18 AM

The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) trade focuses on indoor climate control.

HVAC technicians install and service the systems that control temperature and air quality in all kinds of buildings, from homes and offices to grocery stores and ice rinks.

Looking to become one of them? Wondering what HVAC training is all about?

In this post, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about HVAC training in Ontario.

We explain what you need to know about apprenticeships, what’s covered in pre-apprenticeship training, what job options you’ll have after graduation, and more.

Let’s dive in.

Gas Fitter Careers: What Are Your Job Options in the Gas Trade?

Oct 12, 2021 10:26:06 AM

You’re smart to be thinking about becoming a gas fitter. Demand is steady, and it doesn’t take long to get the necessary training.

But you’re probably wondering what sort of job options you’ll have.

Gas fitter careers can take a variety of forms, depending on the type of certification you hold and the amount of experience you have.

Certified gas fitters can also pursue opportunities in related trades like plumbing, HVAC, and appliance repair.

In this post, we outline the certification requirements, job options, and potential employers for gas fitters in Ontario.

Keep reading to find out where this trade can take you.

Are HVAC Technicians in Demand in Ontario?

Sep 22, 2021 9:47:36 AM

Thinking about going into the heating and cooling trade? Wondering what the career outlook is like for HVAC technicians in Ontario?

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) techs install and service the systems that control temperature, air quality, and humidity.

They’re the pros who keep indoor spaces comfortable, regardless of the weather.

So it shouldn’t be too surprising that HVAC technicians are in big demand all over the province. And the need for their skills isn’t going away anytime soon.

We looked at the latest data on HVAC techs and the factors driving employment growth in this trade.

Here’s what you need to know.

How Much Do Cable Technicians Make? Compare Salaries, Roles

Sep 13, 2021 9:48:17 AM

Cable technicians set up and repair the lines that bring phone, Internet, satellite, and cable TV services to all kinds of buildings.

They’re responsible for installing and maintaining the telecommunications infrastructure the modern world depends on.

Considering a career in this field? Before you jump in, it’s important to know what your job options are and how much you can earn.

A cable technician salary will vary depending on factors like what specific area you focus on and how much experience you have.

We dug into government labour market data to see how much cable technicians make in various roles.

Have a look at the details so you can decide if this trade is right for you.

What’s the Daily Routine of an Appliance Repair Technician?

Sep 3, 2021 9:19:21 AM

Appliance repair technicians are the people who come to the rescue when our dishwashers leak or our ovens won’t light.

They use their mechanical and electrical expertise to install and fix washers, dryers, stoves, fridges, dishwashers, microwaves, and other appliances.

That’s the basic job description.

But if you become an appliance tech, what would you actually do on the job? What would your daily routine involve?

In this post, we explain the common tasks appliance technicians perform and what a typical workday might look like.

Find out what to expect at work and see if this trade is a good choice for you.

How Much Do Plumbers Make in Ontario? Latest Salary Info

Aug 27, 2021 9:28:49 AM

If you’re thinking about a career in the plumbing trade, one of the most important factors you need to consider is how much you could earn.

Plumber salaries depend on several factors, such as the amount of experience you have and whether you work on staff at a company or run your own business.

To get a true picture of plumber salaries in Ontario, we analyzed the latest government labour market data as well as dozens of real job postings on Indeed, Workopolis, and Glassdoor.

We looked at earnings for apprentices, licensed plumbers, and contractors.

Keep reading to discover the latest salary info and see how you can get started in this trade.

Is Appliance Repair Training Right for You? Things to Know Up Front

Aug 24, 2021 2:00:10 PM
Photo: An appliance repair instructor and student at Herzing College in Ontario (2019)

One of the best things about the appliance repair trade is the steady demand for skilled service technicians.

The average household relies heavily on a range of appliances for everyday use—washing machines, dryers, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators...we're totally dependent on these machines.

And then you have commercial clients, like restaurants, food companies, and cafeterias, that also need appliance repair technicians to install and maintain their units.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
graduation-cap

Herzing College

Visit the Herzing College Blog

Most Read