Do you want to make $50,000 to $100,000 a year? If you have been watching the news or reading the newspapers lately, you have almost definitely heard about the shortage of skilled welders in Canada and abroad. The manufacturing and aerospace industry is flourishing in Manitoba and there are plenty of lucrative jobs available in the oil industry.

A three year welding program that will give students a wide variety of welding and fabrication experience. Students will have the opportunity to explore the many different and exciting aspects of the welding trade.

Students in grade 10 will be offered an introduction to the basic fundamentals of welding including Oxy Acetylene, MIG, and Arc welding. Students in Grades 11 and 12 will be given the opportunity to specialize in TIG welding as well as learn how to use plasma cutting, metal bending and other fabricating equipment. Students in grade 12 will have the opportunity to obtain their C.W.B. welding certification

This program is offered at the following institutions:

College Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Crocus Plains Regional Secondary, Brandon
Dauphin Regional Comprehensive Secondary School, Dauphin
Lord Selkirk Regional Secondary School, Selkirk
Morden Collegiate Institute, Morden
R.B. Russell Vocational School, Winnipeg
Steinbach Regional Secondary, Steinbach
Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, Winnipeg
Technical Vocational High School, Winnipeg
Winnipeg Technical College, Winnipeg

*Course info taken from Tec/Voc High School website

redseal-logoThis trade is considered a  “designated Red Seal trade”
In Canada, trades training and certification are the responsibility of the provinces and territories (known as jurisdictions). The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program was established to help harmonize training and certification requirements across Canada. Over the years, the Red Seal has become the national standard of excellence for skilled trades in Canada.

For more information about becoming an apprentice in Manitoba visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/tce/apprent/mb_trades/ind_welder.html

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