The Metal Fabricator Foundation program prepares students for a career dealing with the selection, layout, shearing, cutting, punching, drilling, forming, fitting and welding of steel plates and structural steel shapes into products for the forest, mining, construction, transportation and agricultural industries.
Typical projects that involve metal fabricators include bridges, buildings, hoppers, conveyors, towers, cranes, heavy-mining equipment, logging equipment, and ship parts and equipment.
The Metal Fabricator Foundation program has General Admission intakes in September and March as well as special intakes for High School cohorts in February. Please contact the Admissions Department for specific dates and registration.
If you are interested in working in the marine and ship building industry, you may be eligible to enter the Marine Fitter Apprenticeship program.
Alternatively, if you are already indentured with the British Columbia Industry Training Authority (ITA), or seeking more information on the apprenticeship itself, check out our Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship web page.
Basic theory and related information along with hands-on shop practice enable students to become competent in basic steel fabrication methods for products such as steel buildings, tanks and equipment.
Good hand/eye coordination and good physical condition are desirable.
Potential students with medical or physical difficulties should contact Accessibility Services to arrange an interview (telephone interview if out of town) with the institute’s rehabilitation specialist at 604-451-6963.
Training prepares students for entry-level employment as metal fabricators. Upon successful completion of the program, students may seek employment as apprentices. Industry contacts are available.
This is a prerequisite program for the Marine Fitter endorsement. Visit the Marine Fitter Apprenticeship page for more information.
Our faculty and staff have a combined 120 years of practical experience and over 60 years of teaching experience. This translates into a huge source of knowledge that you can draw from. If after reviewing the information on our web pages you still have questions regarding steel fabrication please contact any one of us, BCIT’s
admission & registration or apprenticeship training.
Mike McKoryk, Department Head
Henry Ostermann, Faculty
Metal Fabrication TQ
Peter Thomas, Faculty
Metal Fabrication IP, Med, BCIDP
Jason Grant, Faculty
Metal Fabrication RSE
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