What is a Pre-apprenticeship?

Jul 15, 2022 9:09:53 AM

You’re probably aware that the route to many careers in the skilled trades involves an apprenticeship. An experienced tradesperson agrees to hire and mentor you, and you undergo a mix of in-school lessons and paid on-the-job training.

However, it can be tough to find someone willing to take you on if you have no background in the trade.

That’s where a pre-apprenticeship comes in. This is a college-level program that helps you develop a foundation of skills in a trade. It’s designed to give you the theory and hands-on training you need to attract an employer’s attention and get hired as an apprentice.

Thinking about a career in the trades? Keep reading to learn about the value of pre-apprenticeship training and how it can help set you up for success.

Meet Gavin: HVAC Graduate and Herzing Cup Winner

May 30, 2022 1:02:36 PM

Each year, Herzing gives an award to the student who delivers the best oral presentation on a topic of their choice. That award is called the Herzing Cup.

Special Network Cabling Training Helps Skilled Immigrants Find Jobs

May 11, 2022 4:35:14 PM

Herzing College has partnered with The Career Foundation to help immigrants with an electrical or telecommunications background get specialized training in network cabling.

Ontario Electrician Salaries in 2022: How Much Can You Make?

Apr 20, 2022 10:36:07 AM

It's a key question for anyone thinking about a career as an electrician in Ontario: Just how much money can you expect to earn?

Electrician salaries depend on a range of factors, including what company you work for, what area you specialize in, and how much experience you have.

We looked at government data and dozens of actual job postings to get an idea of earnings for electrician apprentices as well as fully qualified journeymen in different specialties.

In this post, we explain how much you can make in various electrician roles, and how to get started with training.

Here's what you need to know.

Domestic Appliance Technician VS Appliance Service Technician: What's the Difference?

Apr 14, 2022 10:27:50 AM
 An information session at Herzing College in Toronto

Household appliances bring our lives such comfort and convenience, it's hard to imagine a world without them.

Most of the self-contained electric and gas-powered appliances that we rely on each day were invented in just the last century. They have done wonders to increase our recreation time and make our lives so much easier.

What to Expect at Herzing College Skilled Trades: Facilities & Features

Apr 5, 2022 10:44:30 AM

Herzing students in the appliance repair workshop

Pros & Cons of Working in HVAC: What Should You Know Up Front?

Mar 11, 2022 9:26:17 AM

Checking out your options for a career in the skilled trades? Considering HVAC, but not exactly sure what all is involved?

How To Get Hired After Trades Training: 9 Expert Tips

Feb 22, 2022 9:36:39 AM
Christine Azevedo (far right) with a group of graduates at Herzing College Skilled Trades

Should You Pursue Red Seal Certification in Your Trade?

Jan 27, 2022 9:23:15 AM

If you’re considering studying a trade or completing an apprenticeship, you may be thinking ahead to getting the Red Seal endorsement.

Once you become a certified journeyperson, you can pursue Red Seal certification by taking the interprovincial exam.

Successful candidates earn a Red Seal endorsement on their certificates of qualification and apprenticeship, proving their skill level in a particular trade.

But what is the value of this endorsement? How can it help your career? And is it worth the extra effort?

Let’s dive into the details.

Considering Electrician Courses? Test Yourself on These Top Myths

Dec 29, 2021 2:04:10 PM

 

Thinking of beginning electrician courses? Getting ready to upgrade your skills or switch career paths?

Your first step will likely be a pre-apprenticeship program, where you'll learn the theory and practical skills needed to excel in an electrician apprenticeship.

An important part of that training will be learning how electrical systems actually work, how to perform troubleshooting and maintenance, and how to stay safe when carrying out installations and repairs.

Get a head start by testing yourself on these seven very common electricity myths. Which of these misconceptions have you bought into over the years?

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