You know who exactly to call once problems within the house arise. Simple repairs to extensive renovation projects can all be performed by these handymen. They are skilled in a wide variety of tasks, from plumbing and electronics to painting and decorating. Makes you wonder though, how do you think they are trained? Here we tell you more about handyman training programs.
There are a lot of different programs in different areas. There are also several online programs and schools that offer training on certain trades such as plumbing, electrical, and HVAC (heating, ventilating, and cooling). Here is an example of the course description of one of the available programs, that of York College’s handyman certification program. It goes:
” This program is taught through a combination of lab training and related classroom instruction. This two pronged approach to training permits a person beginning their career to advance quickly while becoming an ever increasingly productive member of a crew. Students will build confidence with the materials and tools commonly used through a mix of theory and practical experience. All courses start an introduction to the craft, health and safety, and identification and proper use of tools.
Some people want to learn a little bit of everything for home maintenance; some want to specialize in particular areas like bathroom or kitchen installation so we train in those subjects relevant to those jobs but there are people out there who want to be able to offer more than the next man (or woman) and therefore want to learn everything.
A career as a Handyman gives you the freedom to provide a complete repair or refurbishment service to your customers. What better way of impressing potential customers than showing them that they only need one person to complete the work to be done, saving them time and money.
You can enjoy the benefits of self employment or even employment as multi skilled tradesmen which are very much in demand with maintenance companies, local authorities, housing associations and many more.”
Some of the courses offered in a standard handyman training include:
- Basic Electrical
- Wall and Floor Tiling
- Plastering/Dry Walls
- Painting and Decorating
- Bathroom Installation