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

May 6, 2019 2:43:51 PM
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How to Become a Plumber in Ontario: Your First 5 Steps

Apr 20, 2019 12:57:15 PM
 Photo: Plumbing students hard at work at Herzing College (2019)

Updated June, 2021.

Plumbers are respected, well paid tradespeople. Everyone knows we rely heavily on skilled plumbers for basic survival needs (clean drinking water), and a wide range of daily conveniences (dishwashers, washing machines, toilets, showers, etc.)

This is one of most popular trades careers out there. Thinking about becoming a plumber, and wondering what's involved in training, certification, and launching your career?

Here are your first 5 steps to get the ball rolling.

Meet Isaac Thomas: Appliance Technician Grad Who Landed a Job at Whirlpool Canada

Apr 9, 2019 3:41:56 PM

Are you looking at trades careers, and considering becoming an appliance service technician?

Becoming an HVAC Mechanic in Ontario: Training & Careers

Mar 18, 2019 10:46:10 AM
Photo: HVAC technician charging a heat pump with refrigerant

Updated May 2021.

This is an excellent time to become an HVAC mechanic in Ontario. The latest career outlook report from the Government of Canada Job Bank shows strong demand for HVAC mechanics and technicians, all across the province.

In fact, this occupation gets 3 stars for growth—the Job Bank's highest possible rating. Every single region of Ontario was awarded top marks for outlook in HVAC.

3 Stars for HVAC Career Outlook in Ontario

Source: Government of Canada Job Bank Market Report

Growth is particularly strong in major city centres like Toronto, where multiple new construction projects are raising demand for HVAC mechanics.

So, if you're considering becoming an HVAC mechanic, and want to jump in while the trade is hot, what steps should you take?

Here's a look at HVAC training and careers, and our best advice on how to get started.

What to Expect from a Gas Technician 2 Training Program

Mar 7, 2019 1:18:08 PM
 Class in session at Herzing College Skilled Trades

Would You Make a Good Electrician? 7 Questions to Consider

Mar 1, 2019 9:38:56 AM

You've heard that electricians make a good salary, and enjoy steady demand in Ontario. You've looked into some trades programs, and think electrician could be a good fit for you.

Should You Become an Appliance Service Technician? 4 Things to Consider

Feb 13, 2019 9:13:55 AM
 Appliance technician class at Herzing College Skilled Trades

Appliance service technician is a dynamic profession that generally provides a lot of independence, while letting you tinker with exciting new technologies.

With a constant stream of different types of appliances and models needing repairs, there are always new challenges to keep things interesting. Helping to fix the appliances that people rely on each day can bring real job fulfillment.

Top 4 HVAC Career Paths: Explore & Compare Your Options

Feb 9, 2019 9:21:44 AM
 HVAC technician charging a heat pump with refrigerant

Looking for a cool career? HVAC technicians are responsible for literally keeping things cool - or at whatever the desired temperature happens to be.

These professionals take care of our heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, making sure our living spaces don't get too cold or hot. They may also install and repair refrigeration systems, which are the foundation of the international food industry.

What Are Your Career Options as an Electrician?

Jan 29, 2019 1:59:47 PM

Photo: Electrician students at Herzing College in Toronto (2019)

Updated June, 2021.

Exactly what kinds of work or areas of specialty can you purse after electrician training? Is there more to this trade than routine wiring installation and repairs?

Absolutely. After you've completed electrician training, there are a wide range of career paths open to you. It all depends on your individual strengths, preferences, and career goals.

What kind of environment do you want to work in? Are you fixed on avoiding outdoor work? Are you especially interested in electronics, computers, renewable energy, or telecommunications?

In this post, we're comparing electrician career paths to help you see what's out there.

Certain paths require additional training. Others are directly related to the skills you'll learn in a typical construction and maintenance electrician program.

Here's a look at some of your top options, plus some helpful information on training.

Top 10 Plumber Skills List: What You'll Need to Succeed in This Trade

Jan 17, 2019 9:15:58 AM

Plumber students in class at Herzing College Toronto (2019)

Updated June, 2021.

So, you're thinking of becoming a plumber. What's drawing you to this trade? Maybe it's the fact that we rely so completely on water services, that good plumbers are always in demand.

Or, maybe you're particularly interested in the world of plumbing fixtures, water system design, and all the new technology coming up in this field.

Whatever your motivation, your first step is to consider the steps involved in plumber training, and the skills you'll need to build a successful career.

And that's exactly what we're covering in this post. This is our master list of essential plumbing skills.

Take a look, get a preview of what you'll learn in training, and the 10 key competencies every plumber needs to succeed.

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