Welder - 456A
In-school training using state- of-the-art facilities
Combination of on-the-job and in-school training.
Partnering with industry ensures our apprentices are future ready.
Program uses CWBi ACORN, a digital platform that provides world-class training material.
What you'll learn
Acquire thorough knowledge of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and thermal cutting.
Essential skills required to meet the performance objectives of the Apprenticeship Training Standards.
Obtain an understanding for reading and interpreting blueprints.
Ensure quality of product/ process before, during and after welding through certification testing.
Learn how to fit subassemblies and assemblies together and to prepare assemblies for welding.
This program covers all in-class training for this apprenticeship.
Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), and must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).
Note: Applicants for this training must be registered apprentices in the Welders Trade.
If you are not a registered apprentice please see the Mechanical Techniques Welding and Fabrication Program (574) page.
What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship training is an agreement between a person wishing to learn a skill and an employer who can provide the environment for skills training. It is administered in Ontario by the Apprenticeship Client Services Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities.
How to Become an Apprentice?
There are four ways of entering a skilled trade in Ontario.
- Find an employer who is willing to train you in your preferred trade
- Enter a Pre-Apprenticeship Training program
- Complete a college diploma that relates to your preferred trade
- Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Payment and Registration
Discover which method works best for you:
- Web Registration
- In-Person Payment “AND” Registration
- Employer Sponsorship
How you’ll gain skills
- In-school training led by faculty and staff who are experienced, licensed journeypersons.
- On-the-job training.
- Gain practical hands-on lab experience, using state-of-the-art equipment.
Where you can go next
- View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.
Your future career options
- Journeyperson Welder
- Fabrication Welder
- Production Welder
- Construction Welder
- Pressure Vessel Welder
Where you could work includes:
- Fabricating Shops
- Manufacturers of Structural Steel and Platework
- Construction Industries
- Heavy Machinery Contractors
- Aircraft Contractors
- Ship Building and Other Transportation Contractors
- Specialized Welding Shops
Opportunities for grads
- Canadian Welding Bureau
- Certificate of Qualification (C of Q)
- Certificate of Apprenticeship
- Ontario College of Trades (OCOT)
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
Click on the course title for a course description.
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.