Welding Program

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Program Objective
To provide the student with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in welding processes in order to secure employment.

For successful completion, students must be able to perform all of objectives as stated in the individual course outline. Courses within our program introduce a variety of topics to the individual in the welding and fabricating industry.

• Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick)-S.M.A.W.
• Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)-G.M.A.W.
• Flux Cored Arc Welding (MIG)-F.C.A.W.
• Metal Cored Arc Welding (MIG)- M.C.A.W.
• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)-G.T.A.W.
• Exotic Metals (i.e., Stainless Steel and Aluminum)
• Oxy-acetylene & Plasma Arc Cutting
• Air Arc Gouging
• Basic Welding Theory/ Communication Skills in the Trade
• Basic Blueprint Reading for Welders / Welder Fitter Layout Project

Note: F.C.A.W. also qualifies to M.C.A.W. through C.W.B. testing/ticketing.

Training will utilize information given in handouts, manuals, or in any other method prescribed by the instructor. All welding must be performed using P.P.E. (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and that of Can-Weld.

Testing must measure up to a standard and quality deemed acceptable by the instructor. The Program will contain a strong component of practical, hands-on training. Upon completion, participants will be expected to perform a practical C.W.B., T.S.S.A. and/or In-House test.

Remedial Work
Remedial options in the form of individual tutorials and attention will be available on an as-needed basis throughout the program. This support is available with arrangements with the instructor. In addition, an instructor will be available on an on-going basis to discuss your progress and assist in resolving problems or issues with respect to program content.

Participants and Pre-Program Assessment
Target trainees are participants who will have identified a clear employment goal related to the welding industry. The instructors, who are current and very knowledgeable in the field, will clarify the employment goals and the current labour market knowledge to applicants.

On-Going Assessment
The welding instructors will assist you to help insure that each participant completes their various program modules by thoroughly documenting your progress, attendance and activities.

Regular evaluations of the trainees learning achievements in both basic theory and applications will be conducted through completion of in-class assignments, projects and tests. Assessments of written and practical work will be supplemented by instructor observation. Certification is based on the pass of welding tests by the Canadian Welding Bureau (C.W.B.) and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (T.S.S.A.). Basic welding theory consists of multiple choice tests and an average of 70% or higher is expected to pass the welding program.

An Exit Interview will be required upon completion in order to confirm the program objectives have been met. At this time, Welding Test Records (certificates) will be given.

Participant Materials
Each participant will be provided with the following, which will remain
his/her property after graduation: Can-Weld Edition of Theory (S.M.A.W., F.C.A.W./M.C.A.W./G.M.A.W., G.T.A.W., Oxy-Fuel Gas Welding & Cutting) and Basic Blueprint Reading for Welders according to their program outline.

Upon successful completion of the program, a certificate will be issued by Can-Weld and/or C.W.B. and/or T.S.S.A. Upon successful completion of the Program, each participant will obtain a diploma of achievement from Can-Weld within 90 days. Individuals who have successfully completed and met their contract obligations will receive a certificate within 90 days.

Absenteeism of more than 10% may result in the trainee being withdrawn from the program. Participants must obtain a minimum of 70% in all tests/assignments, to receive a Diploma of Achievement.

After Training Follow-Up
Can-Weld provides resources for on-going support and will respond to any questions or concerns of our graduates. Graduates will have access to our placement service on an on-going basis. Graduates will be encouraged to maintain their address, telephone number and current resume with our placement service. Graduates are encouraged to "Like" Can-Weld Training & Testing Centre on Facebook for job opportunity updates & school updates.

Upon successful completion of the program, in addition to mastery of the individual modules, trainees will have completed portions of the recognized classroom instruction of the common core and/or welding portion for the trades of Welding, Ironworker, Boilermaker, Pipe Welder, Steam Fitter, Machinist, Electrician and Millwright.


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