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Meet Gavin: HVAC Graduate and Herzing Cup Winner

May 30, 2022 1:02:36 PM

Each year, Herzing gives an award to the student who delivers the best oral presentation on a topic of their choice. That award is called the Herzing Cup.

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.

Combined HVAC and Gas Technician Program: 6 Things to Know Before You Enrol

Nov 16, 2020 11:51:24 AM

Thinking about enrolling in an HVAC program this year? Ontario has excellent job growth in HVAC right now, so you're on the right track in terms of career opportunities.

But what else should you know up-front, before you invest in training?

For example, is your goal to become a certified HVAC technician? If so, you'll need to land an apprenticeship, complete mandatory courses, and take a certification exam.

You will also need your Gas Technician license. You won't get far in HVAC without it!

Meet Darren Fearnley: Your Expert Guide to HVAC Training

Oct 22, 2019 9:17:42 AM

Darren Fearnley is a 40-year veteran of the HVAC industry. He teaches the HVAC and Gas Technician program at Herzing College. 

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. 

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.

It's not than one trade is actually superior to the other. It's more that they're both very popular...so students often have a hard time deciding which path to pursue.

In this post, we're breaking down the benefits of both trades. To help you make a smart decision, we'll look at training, key skills, job outlook, and typical pros and cons of HVAC and electrician work.

In the end, it will come down to which field you're more passionate about. But we're hoping this information helps clarify a few things. Let's get started.

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.

4 Big Advantages to Choosing an HVAC Career

Dec 10, 2018 1:38:53 PM

Updated July, 2021.

Why should you choose an HVAC career, above all other trades?

Well, for starters, you're probably genuinely interested in the kind of work HVAC mechanics do.

This trade involves challenging diagnostics and problem-solving, technical installation and maintenance skills, and deep heating/cooling product knowledge.

HVAC mechanics play a vital role in our everyday lives. Where would we be without warm homes during the brutal Ontario winters? And cool spaces to retreat to during our short, but notoriously intense summers?

Quality HVAC systems keep our air fresh indoors, help sanitize our hospitals, and the latest tech even helps preserve our natural environment.

And of course, cooling technology is essential for the food industry, where reliable refrigeration is the backbone of safe storage and shipping.

From homes to public buildings to businesses to factories—HVAC mechanics have a key part to play across many sectors of the Canadian economy.

So, what else should motivate you to seize the day and start an HVAC career this year? Take a look at 4 big advantages to making this trade your own.

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

Jan 29, 2018 12:29:22 PM

 

A Beginner's Guide to HVAC Training & Career Paths in Ontario

Nov 13, 2017 10:48:44 AM

Updated May 2021.

Considering an HVAC career, and wondering what's involved in training and licensing in the province of Ontario?

You've come to the right place.

In this post, we break down the theory and skills you'll learn in HVAC pre-apprenticeship training, and the steps required to earn your Certificate of Qualification to become a licensed journeyperson in the trade.

We also look at the latest market research on HVAC jobs in Ontario, including what's driving employment growth in this trade, and which skills are most valuable to today's employers.

Read on for your beginner's guide to HVAC training and career paths in Ontario.

3 Emerging HVAC Technologies that will Change Your Career

Sep 25, 2017 11:05:42 AM

 

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