Meet Lakeram: Your Guide to Pre-apprenticeship Electrician Training at Herzing

Oct 7, 2020 9:17:38 AM

Certified Electrician instructor, Lakeram Ramkaran at the Herzing College Toronto campus

Lakeram Ramkaran has been teaching Herzing's Pre-apprenticeship Electrician training since the beginning of 2020. But his experience as an Electrician goes way back, all the way to Guyana, where he learned how to build circuits as a young boy.

Like so many Torontonians, Lakeram immigrated to Canada looking for new opportunities. He re-trained to meet Canadian electrician certification requirements, passed the exam, and became a Master Electrician.

He also earned certification as an Ontario teacher in 2011, setting him on the path to a career in skilled trades education.

10 years later, Lakeram is helping train the next generation of electrician apprentices. A veteran of the trade with 15 years of practical experience, Lakeram is the ideal person to answer our questions about becoming an Electrician.

Should You Become an Electrician? Top Pros & Cons

May 1, 2020 9:50:03 AM

Good electricians will always be in demand. Talented sparkies are respected for their intelligence, problem-solving abilities, and technical knowledge.

Top 10 Reasons to Become an Appliance Service Technician

Apr 15, 2020 12:23:41 PM

Appliance service technician is one of the most overlooked and underrated trades out there. It’s incredible how few people understand what this occupation is really all about—or the widespread demand for technicians in Canada. 

Domestic Appliance (DA) Corporate Training

Feb 24, 2020 3:16:06 PM

Herzing College Toronto is providing corporate training for Domestic Appliance (DA) certification.

Meet Winston: Our Gas Technician Instructor Explains Training & Job Options

Feb 21, 2020 1:05:10 PM
 Winston McKenzie-Plummer at the Herzing College campus in Toronto

Typical HVAC Jobs and Salaries: What Can You Expect?

Feb 6, 2020 10:08:45 AM
 HVAC specialists monitor refrigeration weight and pressure of a chiller in order to correctly recharge the unit.

My Life at Work After the Appliance Service Technician Program

Dec 27, 2019 10:26:26 AM
 Samantha Barrette working on an appliance at Trans Global Service

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

Nov 19, 2019 10:40:12 AM

Checking out your options for a career in the skilled trades? Considering HVAC because you’ve heard there’s good demand in this field? 

This post is for you. Before you go ahead and sign up for HVAC training, you need a solid overview of what it means to work in this trade. 

Why Appliance Service Technician is Such a Smart Career Choice

Oct 30, 2019 3:36:59 PM

Students in the Appliance Service Technician class work on Whirlpool refrigerators at the Herzing College Toronto campus

Thinking about a trades career, but haven't considered appliance repair? You’re not alone. This field is often overlooked by people entering the trades.  

Plumbing, electrical, HVAC...they all get plenty of attention and interest. But somehow appliance repair flies under the radar. 

The truth is, this industry is really growing fast in Canada. There is a serious shortage of appliance service technicians, and strong demand for people with the latest technical skills. 

Meet Darren Fearnley: Your Expert Guide to HVAC Training

Oct 22, 2019 9:17:42 AM

Darren Fearnley is a 40-year veteran of the HVAC industry. He teaches the HVAC and Gas Technician program at Herzing College. 

Are you thinking of becoming an HVAC mechanic? No matter which part of the industry you’re aiming for, your path begins with a solid pre-apprenticeship program.  

Students with a good grounding in HVAC fundamentals have a much better chance of landing an apprenticeship—which you’ll need to get certified. 

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