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.