If you’re good at diagnosing problems and have an aptitude for things mechanical, electrical and electronic—gasfitting may be the career for you.
From residential furnaces to industrial boilers, gasfitters size, install, test, adjust and service natural gas and propane. Job opportunities include mechanical and service companies, utility companies and propane distributors.
Gasfitting work is the best fit for people who enjoy working with minimal supervision and direction. Manual dexterity, the ability to lift more than 50 pounds and a good customer service ethic are also important assets to this job.
Being an apprentice means you learn on the job as well as during the required training periods. A gasfitter apprenticeship period is 3 years including a minimum of 1,500 hours of on-the-job training and 8 weeks of technical training each year.
For more information about the Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training go to www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca
Gasfitter is the newest trade—one of 9—offered at Lakeland College’s trade centre. You’ll learn in modern facilities and in small classes from instructors geared toward your success.
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