Get great hands on a training to success.
This short apprenticeship training is sure to spark a bright future. You'll learn MIG, ARC and TIG welding techniques to fuse and repair metal components used in construction and manufacturing.
First, second and third periods of apprenticeship are offered at Portage College and each period lasts eight weeks.
Portage College is an approved test centre for the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB).
Employment as an Apprentice Welder. Higher levels of apprenticeship create opportunities such as advancement in the field, enhanced skills and responsibilities, higher pay and increased job opportunities. Each level is another step to fulfilling the requirements to obtain a journeyman ticket.
PERIOD 1: March 2 - April 24, 2020
PERIOD 2: October 28 - December 20, 2019
PERIOD 3: January 6 - February 28, 2020
Recommended path: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20. Related Career and Technology Studies courses.
Minimum Requirements: English 10-2, Math 10-3 or a pass mark in all five Canadian General Education Development (GED) tests or Entrance Exam Category A. Must be registered as an Apprentice Welder with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT).
Successful completion of Period 1.
Successful completion of Period 2.
The technical training is the standard through the Province; therefore apprentices may take their training at Portage College or any college or technical institute in Alberta offering Welder Apprenticeship training.
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