This 36-week program prepares learners for entry level positions as apprentice millwrights (Industrial Mechanic) and as apprentice machinists with manufacturing firms and resource development firms.
Students engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. They learn principals of both trades in the classroom and then apply their knowledge in the shop where they fabricate, install and maintain industrial tools, machines and equipment to exacting standards of precision.
Graduates of the Millwright Machinist Foundation Program at Selkirk College earn Level 1 and Level 2 technical training credit towards the millwright apprenticeship as well as Level 1 technical training credit towards the machinist apprenticeship. Additionally, graduates of the program have the option to claim advanced credit for either 425 work-based hours of the practical on-the-job component of the millwright apprenticeship or 500 work-based hours of the practical on-the-job component of the machinist apprenticeship
Graduates of the Millwright Machinist Foundation Program at Selkirk College typically find employment as apprentice millwrights engaged in the operation and maintenance of machines and systems in manufacturing plants, resource development firms, mines, mills and various industrial enterprises. Apprentice machinists are typically employed to set up, calibrate, program and operate sophisticated machine tools in a variety of industrial environments.
Practical Training: Millwright
Earn Level 1 and Level 2 training credit for your Millwright Apprenticeship.
Earn advanced credit for 425 work-based hours.
Operate and maintain systems and machines.
Practical Training: Machinist
Earn Level 1 credit for your Machinist Apprenticeship.
Earn advanced credit for 500 work-based hours.
Work in a variety of industrial environments.
Youth Train in Trades
The Youth Train in Trades program 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.