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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

 

Plumber Training: 5 Most Common Toilet Issues (+Troubleshooting Tips)

Dec 11, 2017 11:45:42 AM

 

8 Safety Precautions Every Electrician Student Should Know

Nov 29, 2017 9:53:40 AM

Updated June, 2021

Did you know that the voltage and available electrical current in a regular home or business has enough power to cause death by electrocution?

The truth is, all electrical systems have the potential to cause harm. Your body is a natural conductor of electricity, and is vulnerable to electrical shocks and burns.

These include thermal burns that affect both the external skin and internal tissues—and arc blasts that can cause your lungs to collapse, or muscles to contract, causing a serious fall.

Direct contact with energized conductors or circuit parts can interfere with the brain, make it difficult to breath, or even stop your heart.

Working with electricity is serious business!

If you're taking electrician training, or about to begin an apprenticeship, these are 8 essential safety measures to know and respect.

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.

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