My Review of Gas Technician Training at Herzing College

Nov 18, 2020 12:44:59 PM

Neil Szabo surrounded by HVAC and gas technician study materials at his home in Toronto

Neil Szabo did not start out wanting to become a Gas Technician. In fact, he spent almost two decades working in television before deciding it was time for a change.

He looked at all the options, and settled on Gas Technician training as the quickest, most efficient route to a satisfying and well-paid career.

Now he's a G2 certified technician with a full-time job at a great local company. 

It's been an action-packed journey of training and growth. Neil says he's learned more in the last few months than he did in the previous several years!

And it all started with Gas Technician training at Herzing College Toronto. Neil graduated from the program in May 2020 and has been thriving in the trade ever since.

This week we caught up with Neil to find out how things are going at work and what he's up to now.

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!

Herzing Launches Hybrid Online Trades Training: Here's How it Works

Oct 30, 2020 9:41:40 AM

Plumbing students doing the hands-on portion of their training at the Herzing College campus

When Covid-19 hit Ontario and the lockdown began, schools and students faced some major challenges.  

How Do You Land an HVAC Apprenticeship? Tips From an Expert

Oct 26, 2020 1:50:41 PM

If you want to become a certified HVAC technician, getting an HVAC apprenticeship is your first step. HVAC technician is a regulated trade in Ontario, so completing an apprenticeship isn't optional.

It's part of a 5-year process of classroom training and on-the-job learning that prepares you for certification.

You need a total of 8,280 apprenticeship hours before you can challenge the exam and become a certified journeyperson in the trade. The good news? Apprentices get paid, so you can earn while you learn.

But competing for good HVAC apprenticeship jobs isn't easy. How do you get an edge?

Meet Lakeram: Your Guide to Pre-apprenticeship Electrician Training at Herzing

Oct 7, 2020 9:17:38 AM

Certified Electrician instructor, Lakeram Ramkaran at the Herzing College Toronto campus

Lakeram Ramkaran has been teaching Herzing's Pre-apprenticeship Electrician training since the beginning of 2020. But his experience as an Electrician goes way back, all the way to Guyana, where he learned how to build circuits as a young boy.

Like so many Torontonians, Lakeram immigrated to Canada looking for new opportunities. He re-trained to meet Canadian electrician certification requirements, passed the exam, and became a Master Electrician.

He also earned certification as an Ontario teacher in 2011, setting him on the path to a career in skilled trades education.

10 years later, Lakeram is helping train the next generation of electrician apprentices. A veteran of the trade with 15 years of practical experience, Lakeram is the ideal person to answer our questions about becoming an Electrician.

Should You Become an Electrician? Top Pros & Cons

May 1, 2020 9:50:03 AM

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

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.

Meet Winston: Our Gas Technician Instructor Explains Training & Job Options

Feb 21, 2020 1:05:10 PM
 Winston McKenzie-Plummer at the Herzing College campus in Toronto

Typical HVAC Jobs and Salaries: What Can You Expect?

Feb 6, 2020 10:08:45 AM
 HVAC specialists monitor refrigeration weight and pressure of a chiller in order to correctly recharge the unit.
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