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.
Thinking about becoming a gas technician? You've come to the right place. As both an instructor and employer, with over 20 years experience in the field, Winston knows exactly what you need to succeed.
We interviewed Winston this week to get an inside look at gas tech training. We talked about what to expect in class, the toughest parts of training, TSSA exams, and how to get hired.
He also explained gas technician job options, tips for impressing employers, and the biggest advantages to choosing this trade.
This is everything you need to know about starting a career in the gas trade, straight from an expert. Let's get started.
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.
Photo: Students in the Appliance Service Technician program at Herzing College Toronto
Updated December, 2020
Thinking about a trades career, but haven't seriously 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 fact 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.
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.
Pre-apprenticeship plumber students hard at work at Herzing College in Toronto
Thinking about becoming a plumber, and looking into pre-apprenticeship programs? Like most skilled tradespeople right now, plumbers are in demand—so it’s a smart career choice.