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Welder Apprenticeship Harmonized


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NIC’s welding apprenticeship aligns with the ITA’s Harmonized Welder Apprenticeship program, allowing students to move across Canada without having to restart training.  Learn a variety of welding techniques, layout and fabrication, basic metallurgy, drawing for welding, occupational skills and more in NIC’s well-equipped trades facilities.

  

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Admission Requirements


  1. Applicants must be ITA registered apprentices.

NOTE:  

If you have previously applied to our Apprenticeship Program within the last year and now want to register for subsequent levels, please complete the Apprentice Training Registration Form and email it to Forms@nic.bc.ca

If it has been more than a year since you have first applied to NIC’s Apprenticeship Program, please submit a new application using the Apply Now link above and upload the completed Apprentice Training Registration Form

Be sure to monitor your myNIC email address for registration and payment deadlines.  If you have forgotten your username and password, please contact Student Technical Support 

Course Requirements


North Island College works closely with industry to ensure your apprenticeship training is of the highest quality. Our curriculum follows the Industry Training Authority’s new provincial Welding training program, which currently runs in parallel with the modular format, Welder Foundation, B, and A level welding programs. For full information the trades training system and apprenticeships, please visit the Industry Training Authority website.

Ongoing start dates: Welder apprenticeship training follows an ongoing entry format from September to June. As welders complete their training, qualified applicants are offered the next available start date based on shop space. For upcoming availability, please call 1-800-715-0914 or email questions@nic.bc.ca.

North Island College offers the following apprenticeship technical training levels:

  • WDH 100  Welder Apprenticeship Harmonized Level 1, 8 weeks - Campbell River, Port Alberni
  • WDH 200   Welder Apprenticeship Harmonized Level 2, 8 weeks - Campbell River, Port Alberni
  • WDH 300   Welder Apprenticeship Harmonized Level 3, 11 weeks - Campbell River, Port Alberni

Optional: Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW) is the former Specialty Metals Endorsement program. The MPAW Endorsement enables a welder to weld specialized alloys, by any manual welding process, in any position, and such other work as is usually done by a Red Seal Certified Welder.

  • WLA 110   Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW) Endorsement, 5 weeks Campbell River, Port Alberni

To register for the WLA 110   course you must hold either a Welder - Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement OR a Welder B - Certificate of Qualification with Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement. This advanced level of training will appear as an endorsement on the original Welder Certificate of Qualification.

 

Ongoing start dates: Welder apprenticeship training follows an ongoing entry format from September to June. As welders complete their training, qualified applicants are offered the next available start date based on shop space. For upcoming availability, please call 1-800-715-0914 or email questions@nic.bc.ca.

 

Other Welding Training

North Island College offers Welding Skills Development courses to qualified welders.

  • WSR 010   Welding Skills Development - 1 Day
  • WSR 050   Welding Skills Development - 3 Days
  • WSR 060   Welding Skills Development - 1 Week
  • WSR 065   Welding Skills Development - Stainless Steel and/or Aluminum - 1 Week
  • WSR 070   Welding Skills Development - 4 Weeks
  • WSR 080   Welding Skills Development - Theory - 4 Weeks

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