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?

Top 7 Skills You Learn in HVAC School (& Why They're Important)

Dec 21, 2021 9:22:22 AM

It's a great time to get into the heating and cooling trade. Skilled HVAC mechanics and technicians have excellent job prospects all over Ontario.

The Government of Canada Job Bank gives every region of the province 3 stars for HVAC employment--the highest possible rating.

Hoping to land one of those opportunities?

If you want to become a licensed HVAC professional, you'll need to complete an apprenticeship. But to get hired as an apprentice, you typically need some basic training (called pre-apprenticeship training).

So, what exactly does pre-apprenticeship HVAC training involve? What skills will you learn and how will they help you get hired as an apprentice?

In this post, we outline the 7 most important skills you'll develop at HVAC school (and how they'll help you land a job). Here's what you can expect.

Appliance Repair Training: Common Problems You'll Learn to Fix

Dec 14, 2021 11:06:03 AM

 

Imagine life without your fridge, microwave, oven, or washing machine.

Most of us could barely last a single day without these conveniences—even though modern versions have only been around for the past 50 to 60 years.

In a relatively short amount of time, we've become totally dependent on our home appliances.

But that's great news for appliance technicians, who are always in demand for installation and servicing.

And it's definitely a positive trend for anyone considering appliance repair training.

Want a little preview of the kinds of issues you'll face on the job and learn about during appliance training?

Here's a roundup of the home appliances that always seem to need servicing, how they break down, and what you'll check first.

How to Choose a Good Construction Management Program

Dec 1, 2021 10:50:45 AM

So you’re interested in planning, coordinating, and overseeing building projects? We’ve got some good news: Now is the perfect time to begin a construction management career.

The Ontario government says construction managers have an above-average outlook between 2021 and 2025, with as many as 15,000 job openings expected across the province.

With the right training, you can be ready to take advantage of that demand.

But there are so many construction management programs to choose from, at both the university and college levels.

How can you find the best fit? What should you look for when comparing options?

Here are 5 things to consider.

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.

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