Machinist Apprenticeship | Assiniboine Community College

Machinist Apprenticeship

Duration/Start: Levels 1-4/Variable

Credential: Apprenticeship Training

Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to precision cut, mill, turn, bore, drill or grind metal and similar materials into parts or products.

Trades Apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at Assiniboine's North Hill Campus. Completed in 2010, this 130,000 square foot facility features innovative shops, laboratories and classrooms.

Machinists set up and operate a variety of machine tools to precision cut, mill, turn, bore, drill or grind metal and similar materials into parts or products. They study specifications and drawings, calculate dimensions and tolerances, and then measure, set up and manufacture their projects. Machinists enjoy working with metal using hand and power tools. Their work is both creative and precise, requiring a high degree of skill. Machinists need manual dexterity, good eyesight, good hand-eye co-ordination, mechanical ability and estimation abilities. They work in both metric and imperial measurements and have strong fundamentals in mathematics and metallurgy. 

For more information, please contact:

Apprenticeship Manitoba

100-111 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T4
Phone: (204) 945-3337
Fax: (204) 948-2346
Toll-Free: 1-877-978-7233 (1-877-97-TRADE)
Email: apprenticeship@gov.mb.ca

Fast Facts

Duration/Start Levels 1-4/Variable

Credential Apprenticeship Training

Credits 0.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship Application / Agreement Process

An individual must find employment with or be working for an employer who will provide quality, on-the-job training. The employee and employer formalize the relationship through an Apprenticeship, administered by the Apprenticeship Branch of Manitoba Education and Training - Workforce Development. During each level or year of apprenticeship training, which varies from two to five years depending on the trade, about 80 per cent of an apprentice's time is spent learning on the job, while earning a wage. The remaining 20 per cent, usually taken in a block of time away from work, is technical, classroom-based training.