Kelvin traded his position in life

by moving from his hometown of Kugluktuk, Nunavut to attend the Welding program at Grande Prairie Regional College. Now he's on track to earn his ticket, which could mean a good job in a mine, and a chance to build an awesome life back home.

Matt traded a career in the military

as a welder for accreditation in Welding from Grande Prairie Regional College. Now he's upgrading a skill set learned on the job and working towards his interprovincial Red Seal. With that, he should have no trouble landing a job back home among BC's shipyards.

Apprenticeship Program

Welders join or sever metals in beams, girders, vessels, piping and other metal components, make metal parts used in construction and manufacturing plants, and weld parts, tools, machines and equipment. In this apprenticeship program, you will learn the basics of welding, and study basic joints, types of welds, welding symbols and weld faults, plus gain hands-on experience in safe work practices in shop and lab, hand tools and power tools, equipment setup, trades math, maintenance and troubleshooting.

Ideal for people who...

  • With good vision & hand-eye coordination
  • Have ability to concentrate on detailed work
  • Take pride in a beautiful final product
  • Like to either work alone or with others
  • Are physically fit and are dexterous

Potential career paths include:

  • Pipeline Construction
  • Commercial Construction
  • Industrial Construction
  • Heavy Equipment Repair
  • Vessel or Structural Assembly

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