Recent studies have shown that there is an acute shortage of skilled trade professionals in Canada. As a result, the demand is currently very high for jobs such as gas technicians or those who can work in the field of oil, energy and gas. A large number of homes and buildings in Canada are run on natural gas or propane and as a result, the market for skilled workers in this field is on the rise.
There are a number of advantages in choosing to pursue a future as a gas technician. It is a great way to start on a working career since it offers immediate employment opportunities and gives you a great deal of hands-on experience. Another benefit is that you are very much in control of your future- the more skills you acquire the more responsibilities you will be given. Work experience and skills have a bearing on the amount of money you will earn as a gas technician.
Courses that teach students how to become trained gas technicians will offer instruction on personal safety and how to ensure the safety of others when on the job. Students will also learn about hand tools, power tools, fasteners and the properties and characteristics of propane and natural gas. They will also learn about installation codes, regulations, acts and an introduction to electricity. Students will also learn about interpreting drawings and graphs, specifications, schematics, technical manuals, customer relations. They will also be introduced to piping and tubing systems, gas appliances, non-vented and domestic appliances, relief valves, pressure valves and gas meters. Domestic gas fired refrigerators, conversion burners, heating systems, decorative appliances, add-on devices and air-handling systems are also covered. Graduates can find immediate employment on completion of this course.
Canadian Provinces with Career Colleges offering diplomas, programs or courses in Oil, Gas and Energy