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This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
ITA Source: 'Welder ' profile.
A "Welder" is able to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions, on both pipe and plate, using various welding processes.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes three years to complete.
The technical training is made up of three levels totalling 24 weeks (780 hours). Levels 1 & 2 are 8 weeks (240 hours) each, and Level 3 is 10 weeks (300 hours). 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 4620 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves 152 weeks of training.
For details about the Pan-Canadian Harmonization Initiative and recent changes to the program structure, visit the ITA website OPSN-2016-014.
Training modules are:
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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