Welders are trained in and are capable of welding ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all positions, on both plate and pipe, using various welding processes. Certified welders qualify for testing with CSA, BCSA and for ASME procedures in British Columbia. Certified welders will also qualify for Pressure Welding Procedure (PWP) tests in British Columbia, BCP-100. Pressure procedure tests are administered by the BC Safety Authority.
As a welding student, most of your time will be spent in our shop. All practical task will be demonstrated first by your instructor then you will practice each weld until it meets industry standards. You'll use state-of-the-art inverter technology, as well as equipment that would be typically found in most welding shops. The idea is to prepare you for work with job-ready skills, so self-motivation and the ability to work independently will also be emphasized. Once you have reached a certain skill set, you will be performing various tests on your welds to assure they meet the Canadian Welding Code standards.
There are two ways to become a welder apprentice:
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