Is Trades Training Right For You? 6 Questions to Ask Before You Enrol

Jun 6, 2018 10:21:59 AM

Class in session at Herzing College Skilled Trades in Toronto, Ontario

Have you been thinking about learning a skilled trade? Maybe have your eye on electrician, plumber, HVAC or gas tech training?

We've all heard that tradespeople are in high demand across Canada - but that alone shouldn't send you running to enrol in a pre-apprenticeship program.

5 Most In-Demand Construction Trades in Canada Right Now

May 7, 2018 1:03:42 PM

Updated June, 2021.

Some of the most in-demand jobs in Canada right now are in the construction industry.

Careers in the skilled trades offer tremendous opportunity across the country, with great freedom of mobility and job security.

These are the jobs least likely to be sent offshore or be lost to automation. They offer high pay, great benefits, and often the flexibility to set your own hours or be your own boss.

Ontario's construction industry is projected to grow over the next decade, driven by numerous new infrastructure and utilities projects, and big demand in the residential building and renovation market.

And don't forget, many skilled tradespeople are starting to retire. Over 85,000 trades positions will need to be filled this decade to make up for retiring baby boomers.

If you're thinking about construction trades training, take a look at 5 of the most in-demand careers out there right now.

What's the Advantage of a Combined Plumber + Gas Technician Program?

Mar 28, 2018 3:40:55 PM

In today's competitive job market, having expertise in a secondary trade can really increase your job options.

Building a diverse skillset makes you eligible for a much wider range of employment opportunities, giving you better chances for finding which career path works best for you.

This is why combined trades training could be your best choice at pre-apprenticeship college.

Where Can You Work After Appliance Technician Training: 5 Different Paths

Mar 19, 2018 9:51:55 AM
  Appliance technician instructor and student at Herzing College in Toronto

What's Your Role as a Construction Electrician? Duties, Key Skills & Career Outlook

Mar 8, 2018 12:47:44 PM

 

If you're the type of person who likes solving problems and is curious about how mechanical things work, you should consider pursuing a career as an electrician.

These skilled technicians are responsible for creating the wiring that powers our society, from our homes and workplaces to the lights on our streets.

Not only is it an important occupation for keeping our modern lives running smoothly and safely, but an electrician career also offers excellent job security and employment prospects.

What Exactly is Network Cabling & Where do Technicians Work?

Feb 28, 2018 8:05:58 AM

Updated January 2021

Communication networks are one of the connecting foundations of modern society, essential to both business and leisure for enabling information to travel freely throughout the world.

This data and voice information that links people and places typically moves from one network device to another through the use of cabling systems.

Network cabling technicians have the important job of installing and repairing these telecommunications lines that we all rely on.

This career requires a specialized understanding of various cabling and media, physical and logical networks, and signal transmission.

Curious about what exactly network cabling technicians do and the sort of employment opportunities you can expect?

Here's what you need to know.

Top 5 Reasons to Start Plumber Training this Year

Feb 19, 2018 11:45:16 AM
Plumbing students pose for a photo at Herzing College Skilled Trades 

What Exactly Does a Gas Technician Do? Duties, Challenges & Career Opportunities

Feb 7, 2018 6:41:17 PM

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Gas technicians (or "gas fitters") work in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. They're employed by construction companies, HVAC or gas-servicing firms, and utilities companies—or may even be self-employed.

Test Your Instincts: Top 5 HVAC Myths Most New Students Believe

Jan 29, 2018 12:29:22 PM

 

Top Pros & Cons of Becoming a Plumber: Is This Trade for You?

Jan 15, 2018 12:20:53 PM

Updated June, 2021.

So long as humanity continues to rely on plumbing technology, we will need experienced, skilled plumbers to install, repair, and maintain the systems we use every day.

Residential, commercial, industrial construction—plumbers can specialize in any of these areas. You can work for a company or start your own business.

But like any trade, becoming a plumber means taking on certain challenges.  Do the pros outweigh the cons?

Take a look at the top advantages and drawbacks of life as a plumber and decide for yourself.

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