Meet Steve Dramnitzke: Your Guide to Plumbing Pre-apprenticeship Training

Aug 29, 2019 12:45:55 PM


Plumber instructor, Steve Dramnitzke at the Herzing College Cambridge Campus

Steve Dramnitzke is one of the most respected instructors at Herzing Trades (formerly known as the PAT Institute).

His extensive experience as a plumber, and proven abilities as a teacher, give students in his plumber program that extra “edge” after graduation.

We interviewed Steve to learn more about his background, and get an inside look at how he runs his classroom.

Combined Electrician & Network Cabling: Instructor Wayne Rowley Answers Your Questions

Aug 22, 2019 11:24:43 AM
  Instructor Wayne Rowley (far left) with a class of Combined Electrician & Network Cabling students

Should You Become a Gas Technician? 8 Things to Know Before You Get Started

Aug 2, 2019 9:55:09 AM


5 Reasons You Need Your Gas Fitter License (& how to get started now)

Jul 23, 2019 1:05:40 PM

Been thinking you should get your gas fitter license, but dragging your feet on starting training? This post is for you.

We're breaking down all the ways a G3 or G2 license can seriously improve your job options in the trades.

We also include information on how training and certification works, so you'll have everything you need to take the next step.

So let's get started. Here are 5 very good reasons to get your gas fitter license this year...and a little inspiration to get off your couch and into a classroom!

HVAC versus Electrician: Which Skilled Trade is Better for You?

Jul 11, 2019 12:13:59 PM

If you look at skilled trade forums and discussion groups online, you'll often see debate over HVAC and electrician—and which career path is better.

How To Get Hired After Trades Training: Christine's Top 10 Tips

Jun 27, 2019 2:15:06 PM
Christine Azevedo (far right) with the latest group of graduates at Herzing College Skilled Trades

Meet Christine: Another Appliance Grad Hired by Whirlpool Canada

Jun 14, 2019 2:41:10 PM
Appliance service technician, Christine Cunningham at the Whirlpool Canada warehouse in Milton

Top 9 Myths About Becoming a Plumber: Should You Go For It?

Jun 5, 2019 12:02:48 PM
 Plumbing students pose for a photo at Herzing College Skilled Trades

We love busting myths about the skilled trades—and plumbing myths are some of the worst out there!

If you're even considering becoming a plumber, getting accurate information on training, careers, and the field in general is crucial. You need this info to make an informed decision about your future.

Top 7 Skills You'll Learn in HVAC Training: What to Expect in Class

May 24, 2019 12:27:20 PM
Photo: HVAC students at Herzing College in Toronto, Ontario (2019)

Updated February 2021.

So, you're thinking about becoming an HVAC mechanic. It's a smart career path, given the excellent job outlook for HVAC mechanics across Ontario.

According to the latest Government of Canada job report, HVAC mechanics are in demand throughout the province. This trade gets 3/3 stars for growth—the Job Bank's highest rating:

"Employment in this occupation has increased in Ontario over the past several years...and will likely remain healthy over the forecast period. Repair and maintenance will create ongoing work [and] HVAC mechanics may find additional opportunities to install air handling and refrigerated systems across a range of non-residential facilities such as ice rinks, grocery stores, restaurants, and processing plants."

There are many residential and commercial job opportunities in Ontario for skilled HVAC mechanics, and demand is expected to hold steady over the next 10 years.

This is excellent news for anyone considering HVAC training. Your next step is to enrol in a quality pre-apprenticeship HVAC program.

Want a Career in HVAC? 5 Skills You'll Need to Get Hired

May 6, 2019 2:43:51 PM
  HVAC specialists monitor refrigeration weight and pressure of a chiller in order to correctly recharge the unit (Image source: NAVFAC)

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