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This is an amazing chance for young people as well as older people to get ahead in their careers in skilled trades!!! There is a huge lack of people to fill the shoes of these workers that are or have retired over the past few years, (me being one of them, with over 35 years in industrial and commercial HVAC and controls). These courses are perfect to get your foot in the door and learn a skilled trade, as well as earning an amazing wage at the same time !!! You won’t regret it at all !!! And NO, they didn’t ask or pay me to say this to you at all !!! I just want others to have the same great chance at a career that they will love, just like I did!!!
Fred Galowitsch, G1 GRADUATE
I just wanted to thank you for all the help you have given me over the past 17 weeks in preparing me for my G3 and G2 exam. I am very appreciative of your efforts to go above and beyond to help me achieve all my certifications, including ODP.
I enjoyed the course very much and learned a lot from John, Dusty and Everette. It was one of the best-in-class experiences I’ve had at a school in a very long time. Your preparation for the G2 exam was extremely helpful and I believe I did very well on that examination. Obviously, I will have to wait for my mark to come in but I am confident that I passed because of all the work I put in.
It’s been a pleasure to have you as an instructor! Thank you again for all your help and hopefully, I will be seeing you around soon.
Stephen Pascuzzi, nhsta graduate
I am a secondary teacher and have been in education for 33 years.
I was frustrated with my son graduating high school unable to find a direct calling or reason for attending University or College. I wanted the best for him I grew anxious as he started a part-time job. He seemed somewhat interested in trades and determined to not spend $80,000 on University tuition to come out and possibly not find work in the field and be burdened with enormous debt.
A year ago, he came to my husband and me with the idea of attending Halton Skilled Trade Academy and moving into the HVAC Field. I discussed the program with some of my school colleagues and was happy to find out that they had received a lot of good feedback about this school. I did my own investigating as I was not wanting my son to go into something that was not going to lead to a job. There are similar courses at other colleges in Ontario but this Trade school was specific to the work my son was wanting to do and he did not have to take other courses that were not related to the field.
Our son registered in December 2021 to begin his gas licensing at Halton Skilled Trades Academy as a part-time student. He attended both zoom and in-class classes. He was thrilled with this course. The instructors were very engaging and interesting, keeping my son very interested while he gained vast amounts of knowledge. The instructors shared many stories of his own experience and made the zoom classes relevant and engaging.
Fast forward through his second gas license with the Halton Skilled Trades Academy and he is beginning to get job offers, people are noticing the knowledge gained at the Skilled Trades academy. He is now working in the field with a reputable HVAC company, and I must say we are thrilled that he has been able to get a job doing exactly what he has wanted to pursue.
If you are considering this program for your son or daughter, I can verify 100% that it is a worthwhile endeavour. The Halton skilled trade academy was a great place to get a start in the trades.
LORI THERIAULT, PARENT OF HALTON SKILLED TRADES GRADUATE
Can vouch, a great program with very knowledgeable instructors.
Mike blowes, NHSTA Graduate
Thank you, Niagara & Halton Skilled Trades Academy! It’s true, some of our best employees have come from your school and we are lucky to have them. Thank you for setting them up with the skills needed so we can take the best care of our clients.
Brooks Heating & Air
After being laid off from my job as an aircraft maintenance engineer apprentice, I began working with my father, who is a master plumber and owner of Performance Plumbing and Heating. After working in the trade for a month, I realized this was the career I wanted to pursue. The Skilled Trades Academy was the right school for me to get the education I needed.
Alexa Spione, NHSTA graduate
As someone who learns best in a hands-on environment, I love the shop classes. I love to learn about new things in a visual way as well. There aren’t many places where you can practice these skills outside of school as I previously wouldn’t have wanted to touch my furnace or hot water tank unless there was a problem. Now I feel more than confident to disassemble and reassemble any furnace that comes my way and do the regular maintenance on my own equipment.
Tim Amos, G2 graduate
I had a great experience at the Academy. The teachers were very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make sure we felt confident to write our TSSA exams.
Melanie, NHSTA graduate
This is an amazing chance for young people as well as older people to get ahead in their careers in skilled trades!!! There is a huge lack of people to fill the shoes of these workers that are or have retired over the past few years, (me being one of them, over 35 years in industrial and commercial HVAC and controls). These courses are perfect to get your foot in the door and learn a skilled trade, as well as earning an amazing wage at the same time !!! You won’t regret it at all !!! And NO, they didn’t ask or pay me to say this to you at all !!! I just want others to have the same great chance at a career that they will love, just like I did!!!
Fred Galowitsch, G1 GRADUATE
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