Pre-Employment Welding

Interested in obtaining training and employment in the welding field?  This pre-employment program is recommended to those with a burning desire to get into a welding career, having little or no previous exposure. It provides 16 weeks of theory and practical in the classroom and shop.  Additional to this you will have the opportunity to attain safety training certification in:  TDG, WHMIS, H2S Alive, Confined Space, Aerial Platform, Fall Protection, and more, based on individual needs for employability enhancement. 

Spark your career in welding at our Lac La Biche Campus!

dmission Requirements

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 (AIT).                          

Career Potential
Upon successful completion of the Portage College program, students will be given the opportunity to challenge the First Period Apprenticeship Welder exam.  In passing the Provincial Apprenticeship exam, you will have the opportunity to work in industry as an apprentice welder,  welder's helper, as well as other related jobs in the welding industry.

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Course List (details coming soon)
Workplace Safety and Tools
Welding Technology and Properties of Metals
Trades Math
Cutting Lab

Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS)
Standard First Aid/Level B CPR
Workplace Hazard Materials Information System (WHMIS)
H2S Alive
Confined Space Entry
Fall Protection
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
Aerial Platform Operations

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