Learners looking to start, carry-on or finish their plumbing apprenticeship can do so at our GPRC Fairview campus.
This year our college has received membership with the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating.
GPRC Fairview has been the location for training plumbers, gasfitters and steamfitter/pipefitters in the Peace Country since the first graduating plumber programs in 1983/84.
“This group [above] has been working for years already towards their professional certification as a Plumber and Gasfitter “B”. We have a diverse group representing different parts of the country. From Nova Scotia to Ontario to Alberta and British Columbia, our class has come together for a common goal of becoming plumbers,” says Brett Dillman, GPRC Plumbing Instructor.
Brett commented on the importance of celebrating World Plumbing Day.
“We would like to showcase our trade because we are proud to be the protectors of safe drinking water and ensure that waste is removed in a sanitary way.”
The plumbing trade has evolved a lot over the years. The title plumber originated from the “worker of Lead” Pb = Lead. Ironic that lead is now banned from most materials plumbers use. Now, the trade is filled with a wide range of tasks including most recently solar thermal water heating, geothermal heating and cooling, rain water harvesting, and grey water recycling.
GPRC prepares their learners to enter the workforce by covering topics such as installing and servicing bidets, hydronic radiant heating, thermal and electrical controls, gas venting, air supply, vent stacks, and finally, yoke vents to name a few.
On March 11, help us celebrate World Plumbing Day by appreciating plumbing and plumbers in your own way and remember, plumbing is vital to our health.