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Training schedule details provided by the BC Trades Training Consortium (TTC).
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This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
ITA Source: 'Lumber Manufacturing Industry - Sawfitter' profile.
A "Lumber Manufacturing Industry - Sawfitter" fits all types of saws including circular saws, band saws, gang saws and chain saws. They also operate, repair and adjust saw sharpening equipment.
The format of the program combines in-school and work-based training. The two levels of training are normally completed over two years.
The in-school training part involves eight weeks or about four weeks per level. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 3360 hours. Based on a 40-hour work week this involves 84 weeks of training.
The two levels of training cover:
If you have 5040 (documented) hours of directly related work experience for this position you may challenge the BC Certificate of Qualification written exam. In doing so you believe that your work experience and self-directed study have prepared you to pass the exam.
If you possess a F.I.R. certificate you are eligible to receive a BC Certificate of Qualification for this position without taking an exam (appropriate payment is needed).
If you have any questions about this program please contact ITA Customer Service at 1.866.660.6011.
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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