Welder – Vermilion Campus

Use your hand and eye coordination, creativity and ability to concentrate on detailed work in the welding trade.

Welding uses heat to melt and fuse metals together. You'll use different processes and fillers depending upon the type of metal being fused. Often you'll work from a blue print or work order to complete a project.

Welders work in a variety of industries including:
  • vessel or structural steel assembly
  • pipeline construction
  • commercial construction
  • industrial construction
  • steel fabrication
  • heavy equipment repair

Being an apprentice means you learn on the job as well as during the required training periods. A welding apprenticeship period is three years including a minimum of 1,500 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training each year.

For more information about the Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training go to www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca

Welder is one of nine trades offered at Lakeland College’s trade centre. You’ll learn in modern facilities—a new welding building will open in September 2011--and in small classes from instructors geared toward your success.

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