Pool & Hot Tub/ Spa Service Technicians (237S) repair, service and maintain all types of above-ground, on-ground and in-ground swimming pools, and hot tub/spa structures.
Job Related Skills, Interests and Values
Additional information on training standards for this particular trade in the Service sector may be found on the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) website at: http://www.collegeoftrades.ca/wp-content/uploads/POOL-HOT-TUB-TECH-237S-SOT-EN2.pdf
What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
In order to become a apprentice at this trade, you must be at least 16 years of age or older in the province of Ontario and have completed Grade 12 or equivalent. High school courses in English, Math or Science would be helpful, and enrollment in cooperative education in this field would be an asset. Completion of this type of apprenticeship will take 6,000 hours and will include theory classes and experience on-the-job. This is the minimum to be apprenticed in this trade under the (OCTAA) Ontario College of Trades Apprenticeship Act (2009). Please note that minimum entry requirements to this and other trades are currently under review by the Ontario College of Trades.
What’s Your Future as a Pool & Hot Tub/ Spa Service Technician?
People who work in this field may work outdoors, full-time while the weather permits or throughout the year on certain types of commercial installations. Growth in this area is mainly related to residential housing starts and homeowner purchasing trends as well as hospitality/ tourism trends. Some employees will go on to open and operate their own business while others may opt to enter related trades, sales, service or project management positions. Employment opportunities may be found with:
The wage rate in this field varies: from a low of $11.00 per hour to a high of $23.00 per hour according to the 2002 Wage Book published by HRDC.
Ask Yourself: Is Working as a Pool & Hot Tub/ Spa Service Technician for You?
If you answered Yes to most of these questions, Pool & Hot Tub/ Spa Service Technician may be for You!
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