WELDER-WIRE PROCESS OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP
If you enjoy building and have the patience to concentrate on detailed work, fuse your interests together and train for an in-demand career in the Welder Apprenticeship program. In this apprenticeship program, you’ll build a solid career that can take you to a variety of industries and a variety of environments.
From outdoor construction sites to indoor jobs in production and repair shops, the Welder Apprenticeship prepares you for it all, splitting your time between the job and the classroom. On the job, you’ll work with a qualified welder, honing your craft on actual projects. In the classroom, you’ll develop essential theory and knowledge and gain hands-on skills using the latest industry equipment in our state-of-the-art shops.
Train for an in-demand career – apply to the Welder Apprenticeship today!
- Successful completion of English 10-2 and Math 10-3, or a pass mark in all Canadian General Educational Development (GED) tests, or entrance exam.
- English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20 and related career and technology studies recommended.
Please note: You must be a registered apprentice to apply for this program. Information on how to become a registered apprentice is available on the Alberta Government's website.
Additional information on apprenticeship and industry training is available on Alberta's Tradesecrets website.
You can apply for apprenticeship and industry training through MyTradesecrets.
Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board
Provincial Building, Room 280
200 - 5th Avenue South
Lethbridge AB T1J 4C7
Outside of North America: 1-403-476-9757
Ask about the Alberta Apprenticeship Scholarship Program. You might discover you’re eligible for a financial award!
Apprenticeship programs require 8 to 12 weeks of classroom training each year in addition to on-the-job training.
- Trade mathematics
- Safety and tools
- Pattern development and drawing interpretation
- Trade science
- GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding), MCAW (Metal Cored Arc Welding), SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding).
- Oxy-acetylene cutting and plasma cutting
View the full course outline for the Welder Apprenticeship.
As a welder, you’ll find yourself in demand in a variety of capacities. When you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll be ready to work in:
- Vessel or Structural Steel Assembly
- Commercial Construction
- Steel Fabrication
- Heavy Equipment Repair
- Pipeline Construction
- Industrial Construction
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