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WELDER / METAL FABRICATOR

PROGRAM DETAILS

TYPE:Diploma
TIME:Morning or Afternoon
DURATION:32 Weeks
FIELD PLACEMENT:Available
CAMPUSES:Specific ( INQUIRE )
NOC Code:7237
PROGRAM OUTLINEWelder/Metal Fabricator Program Outline NB

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Do your hands have a mind of their own?  Welders / Metal Fabricators are best known for having extremely well-functioning hands, as well as building, repairing, and designing things is helpful in this rewarding trade. Through a combination of classroom theory and shop application, you’ll graduate from Eastern College with the knowledge and ability to layout, cut, prepare, join, and repair various metals in manufacturing and construction.

The field of welding offers many specialities and diverse workplaces including factories, infrastructure projects, construction sites, and power plants. Graduates may use this training as a credit towards apprenticeship, for a head start on your welding career path. Graduates will be eligible to complete the Apprentice Level I Exam.

STUDENT RECEIVE

  • 160-hour work placement
  • Graduates may qualify for credit towards their apprenticeship
  • Hands-on, practical training

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Welder / Metal Fabricator program will qualify grads to pursue positions in Metal Shops, Assembly Plants, Manufacturing, Refineries and in the Industrial Sector.

FACT

The projected job growth for welding-related trades from 2012-2022 is 6%.
"Welding Career Facts | Institute of Technical Trades." Institute of Technical Trades. N.p., 29 Mar. 2016. Web.

EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HIRED EASTERN GRADS

  • GFB Gagetown
  • Modular Fabrication
  • Granite Ind Machining and Welding
  • Ocean Steel
  • HSE Integrated
  • MSI Marine
  • Rock’s Welding
  • Apex Industries Ltd.
  • Oscar & Ladouceur Fabrication
  • Coastal Metals

CERTIFICATIONS

Welder / Metal Fabricator is an apprenticeship trade in New Brunswick and graduates working in the trade with a journey-person should apply to become registered apprentices as soon as they start work.

Graduates of this program may qualify for credit toward their apprenticeship upon registering as an apprentice with their trade employer.

Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification, Government of NB. Graduates may also be eligible to challenge the apprenticeship level one exam and upon successful completion of that exam and meeting the on the job requirements for their trade will become second year apprentices.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• High School Diploma or
• Mature student status or
• Adult High School Diploma or
• High School Equivalency (GED)

RESOURCE ARTICLE: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN CANADIAN WELDING

Books on a shelf in a libraryWhenever you read about an occupation in the news, it is usually something flashy or otherwise likely to make headlines. This does not, however, make that job more important than so many others out there.

You may not recall reading much about welding in the news, but there are some interesting things happening with this occupation, particularly in Canada ...continue reading! 

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