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Is Appliance Repair Training Right for You? Things to Know Up Front

Aug 24, 2021 2:00:10 PM
Photo: An appliance repair instructor and student at Herzing College in Ontario (2019)

One of the best things about the appliance repair trade is the steady demand for skilled service technicians.

The average household relies heavily on a range of appliances for everyday use—washing machines, dryers, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators...we're totally dependent on these machines.

And then you have commercial clients, like restaurants, food companies, and cafeterias, that also need appliance repair technicians to install and maintain their units.

Network Cabling Careers: Training, Jobs & Salaries in Toronto

Jun 11, 2021 9:52:07 AM

Updated January, 2021

Living in the Toronto area and thinking about starting a career in network cabling?

You've come to the right place.

In this post, we'll explain what to expect from a typical network cabling course, plus certification requirements for cable technicians.

We'll also break down job options and the latest employment forecast for cable techs in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Here's everything you need to know.

Becoming a Construction Office Manager: What’s it Really Like?

Mar 16, 2021 2:43:36 PM

Updated March 2021.

The field of construction management attracts people from all different backgrounds. Some already have hands-on experience as builders.

Others have administrative experience, and understand about coordinating schedules, organizing information, and meeting deadlines. 

Some are completely new to the field. But they’re interested in construction and naturally drawn to project management.

They want to see how a build comes together, behind the scenes. They want to play a key role in organizing, planning, and overseeing that process. 

Sound familiar? You’ve come to the right place. 

So, what’s it really like to work as a construction manager? What does training involve, and what sort of jobs can you get just starting out? Is the salary good? 

Here’s your quick guide to the world of construction administration and management. 

How Do You Choose a Good HVAC College? 8 Things to Notice

Feb 18, 2021 1:05:30 PM
Graduates from the HVAC training program at Herzing College 

If you've landed here, you're considering becoming an HVAC technician and want to explore training options in your area.

By now, you've probably realized there are many HVAC schools in the Toronto area. There are certificates, courses, diplomas, pre-apprenticeship programs, online options, and more.

How do these programs differ? What exactly should you be looking for in a quality HVAC college? 

Good questions. When you consider the time and money you'll need to invest, it's worth doing the research.

Plus, getting a good foundation in training is obviously key to landing a good job (which is the whole point of going to school).

So, in this post we're laying out the 8 most important qualities of a good HVAC college. These are the features to notice when you're comparing schools and choosing where to enroll.

No matter which HVAC college you end up choosing, make sure it meets these clear standards of quality and excellence.

Becoming a Certified Gas Technician: 6 Things to Know About the TSSA Exams

Feb 18, 2021 12:19:22 PM
 Photo: Gas technician students in class at Herzing College in Toronto (2019)

Updated June, 2021.

Want to become a certified gas technician? Your first step is to learn about the TSSA's gas tech certification requirements.

Any tradesperson who works with oil or gas must get licensed to legally operate in Ontario. Obviously this rule applies to gas technicians. But it also impacts trades like HVAC and appliance repair, which involve installing and servicing fuel-powered units.

So, who is the TSSA, and what steps must you go through to meet their certification requirements? What training should you get to prepare for your gas technician exam, and what is the test like?

Here's your quick guide to getting gas tech certified this year.

Should You Become an Electrician? Top Pros & Cons

May 1, 2020 9:50:03 AM

Updated June, 2021

Good electricians will always be in demand. Talented sparkies are respected for their intelligence, problem-solving abilities, and technical knowledge.

However, it takes several years of training and hard work to become an electrician. And life on-the-job isn't always easy.

Do you have what it takes? Is this the right trades career for you? 

In this post we put together the most common pros and cons of becoming an electrician.  Salaryworking conditionscertification requirementsjob safety, cost of training—we cover it all. 

Find out if electrician is a good fit for you, and what steps to take next. 

Top 10 Reasons to Become an Appliance Service Technician

Apr 15, 2020 12:23:41 PM

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. 

Domestic Appliance (DA) Corporate Training

Feb 24, 2020 3:16:06 PM

Herzing College Toronto is providing corporate training for Domestic Appliance (DA) certification.

Gas Technician Training: Our Instructor Answers Your Questions

Feb 21, 2020 1:05:10 PM
Photo: Gas Technician instructor, Winston McKenzie-Plummer at Herzing College Toronto
 
Winston McKenzie-Plummer is a proven expert in the gas trade. He is a G1 holder, successful HVAC business owner, and respected instructor at Herzing College Toronto.

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.

My Life at Work After the Appliance Service Technician Program

Dec 27, 2019 10:26:26 AM
 Samantha Barrette working on an appliance at Trans Global Service
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