Welder Apprenticeship | Assiniboine Community College

Welder Apprenticeship

Duration/Start: Levels 1-3/Variable

Credential: Apprenticeship Training

A certified Welder has the knowledge, ability and skills required to layout, cut, prepare, repair, install and join metals of various compositions using a variety of welding equipment.

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

A certified Welder has the knowledge, ability and skills required to layout, cut, prepare, repair, install and join metals of various compositions using a variety of welding equipment. Welders make and fix metal equipment and items crucial to everyday business operations. Since the range of industrial items made of metal is extensive, Welders must not only be versatile but also highly skilled.

If you enjoy creating things with your hands, are practical and results-oriented and have an interest in working with metal, you may want to become a welder. Whether you work in a small metal fabricating shop or in a large industrial complex, the job has lots of variety. In fact, being versatile is important since welders make or repair a wide range of items.

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 1-3/Variable

Credential Apprenticeship Training

Credits 0.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
Apprenticeship
On Campus

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.