Trades & Technology Apprenticeship
Welder - Overview
About half of your training will be to improve your practical welding skills. The other half is about shop skills.
Welding uses heat to melt and fuse metals together. You'll learn to use different processes depending upon the type of metal being fused.
Often you'll work from a blue print or work order to complete a project.
Your apprenticeship is 3 years. You have an 8-week technical training period and a minimum of 1,560 hours of on-the-job training per year.
Welders work in a variety of industries including:
- pressure welding construction
- commercial & industrial construction
- maintenance & equipment repair
- structural steel fabrication