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This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
ITA Source: 'Metal Fabricator (Fitter)' profile.
Metal Fabricators interpret drawings and develop, layout, mark, cut, burn, saw, shear, punch, roll, bend, drill, shape, form, straighten, fit, assemble, ream, bolt, rivet, weld, test, inspect, prepare, prime, paint, rig, and handle structural and mechanical fabrications constructed from plates and structural shapes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.
The technical training is made up of four levels totaling 20 weeks. Each level is five weeks. 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 6400 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves roughly 213 weeks of training.
For details about the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative and recent changes to the program structure, visit the ITA website OPSN-2016-016.
Training modules are:
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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