The Industry Training Authority (ITA) in the province of BC currently recognizes and supports two streams for welder training, Modular and Apprenticeship.
The Modular stream is for welders who do not have an employer sponsor and consists of the Foundation program (28 wks), the Welder B program (16 wks) and the Welder A program (8 wks).
The Apprenticeship stream is for those who are indentured by an employer sponsor. The apprenticeship consists of Levels 1, 2 and 3 technical training and a fourth level called Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW).
Welder Foundation (formerly C-Level Welding)
Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW)
Financing your Training Through Grants
Don't let a lack of funds stop you before you event get started at Selkirk College. If you have applied for a BC Student Loan for Welding, you are eligible for BC's Access Grant for Labour Market Priorities. You don't have to pay this one back as it is intended to help in-demand programs meet BC's labour market needs. Learn more...
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.