This 23-week program prepares learners for entry level positions as metal fabricators employed in fabrication shops associated with manufacturing, shipbuilding, forestry, mining, construction, transportation and oil and gas industries.
Students engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. They learn theoretical principals of the trade in the classroom and then apply their knowledge in the shop where they master the skills employed in the fabrication of steel structures, vessels, containers and equipment.
Students earn Level One technical training credit towards the Metal Fabricator apprenticeship. Additionally, graduates of the program receive credit for 450 work-based hours of the practical on-the-job component of the metal fabricator apprenticeship.
Graduates of the Metal Fabricator Foundation Program at Selkirk College may find employment as apprentice metal fabricators engaged in the fabrication of buildings, bridges, ships, boilers, vessels, containers and heavy equipment.
Selkirk College offers Metal Fabricator (Fitter) technical foundation training in cooperation with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). The Foundation Program consists of Level 1 technical training in addition to practical and essential skills related to the Metal Fabricator (Fitter) apprentice program.
Reading drawings and blueprints
Materials burning and welding
Plate and structural pattern development, section fabrication and layout techniques
Safe work practices
Surface prep and finishing methods
Trade math solutions
Trade tool and shop equipment usage
Metal Fabrication is also an excellent program for welders to expand on their skills and increase employment options in the industry across Canada.
Youth Train in Trades
The Youth Train in Trades program (YTT) was formerly known as Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training (ACE IT). It is designed to help secondary school students get a head start on careers in the trades while earning credit towards their high school graduation. Learn more online at Industry Training Authority.
For more information speak with your high school guidance counsellor or get in touch with Selkirk College's Industry and Trades administrative assistant.