Program Code: COWD 109
Credential: Certificate of Completion
Program Length: 12 weeks
June 21, 2021
The first step in the registration process is to sign up for an information session to learn more about the program.
The Boilermaker Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Humber College is a tuition-free program funded by the Government of Ontario that is designed as a transition step to finding an apprenticeship.
You will receive Level 1 equivalent Welding training that will allow you to be properly prepared to write and pass the Canadian Welding Bureau exam for Stick Welding and prepare you for an apprenticeship as a Boilermaker or Welder. Math support is built into the program and will take place in conjunction with the training delivery to reinforce concepts.
The program is delivered over 12 weeks, followed by a paid work placement of 8 weeks with the Boilermakers Union, Local 128, upon successful completion of the program.
In Ontario, 50% of Construction Boilermakers are over the age of 45. Approximately 25% of this group will be eligible for retirement within the next 5 years. This may result in close to 170 experienced Boilermakers leaving the trade. Some Boilermakers opt to work less strenuous jobs resulting in a shortage of man power on the physically challenging jobs, hence the opportunity for younger entrants to the trade and more specifically the Construction Boilermaker Apprenticeship program, is in high demand
Participants will complement their formal training program with a 8 week paid work placement with the Boilermakers Union Local. This will be accomplished through support from the Union representative and a dedicated Student Advisor & Placement Specialist who will work with you.