This 23-week (690-hour) program provides students with the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge for employment opportunities in the metal fabricating and construction industry. Students will learn many aspects of the trade including reading drawings and layout procedures, as well as a variety of fabrication processes required to build products with steel plates and structural steel shapes including shearing, cutting, punching, drilling, forming, fitting and welding. The focus is on developing practical skills for the metal fabrication workplace.
Upon successful completion of the program students will receive Level 1 technical training credit from the Industry Training Authority and 450 work-based hours credit toward completion of the Metal Fabricator (Fitter) apprenticeship program.
Program Schedule: September to February (23 weeks)
Textbooks: $200 approximately.
There are a number of physical activities involved in training for a skilled trade. Please review the physical activities of the program and the recommended student characteristics.
Trades and Apprenticeship
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