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Pre-Employment Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

Program Overview

This occupation is most rewarding for those who enjoy variety, security and doing precision work with machinery and equipment. Industrial Mechanics (Millwrights) install, maintain, repair and troubleshoot stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment in sites such as factories, production plants and recreational facilities. To be successful in their trade, Industrial Mechanics need the strength and stamina required to work with heavy equipment weighing in excess of 25 kilograms, good coordination and manual dexterity, the ability to visualize a layout by looking at plans and blueprints, the ability to comprehend and trouble-shoot mechanical systems, the ability to get along with and sometimes supervise the work of others.

Further Educational Training Opportunites: Industrial Mechanic Apprenticeship Program: First Period, Second Period, Third Period, and Fourth Period. Through the Program, tradespersons can obtain a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial certificates by successfully completing an interprovincial Red Seal examination. The Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program acknowledges their competence and ensures recognition of their certification throughout Canada without further examination. Industrial mechanics (millwrights) often possess overlapping skills with other trades such as steamfitter/pipefitter, industrial instrument mechanic, welder, machinist or industrial electrician. They may be certified in these other trades as well. Industrial mechanics (millwrights) may work in specialized trade areas such as fluid analysis, vibration analysis and laser alignment. With experience, they may advance to other positions such as mentor, supervisor, planner, superintendent or trainer.

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Program Locations

Feb 05, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024 - Face to Face - High Prairie

Program Year


Program Length:

12 Weeks

Program Type

Pre Employment Trades High Prairie

Program Delivery

Traditional classroom setting with shop and lab practical applications and demonstrations in the shop.

Full days: Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm with a 1-hour lunch from 12-1pm.

If academic requirements are not met you will need to do an ACCUPLACER assessment. Minimum levels: 70 in Reading Comp., 55 in Arithmetic, and 50 in Elementary Algebra. Contact your nearest campus to schedule an appointment. Pre-employment students are NOT required to be registered with Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT).

Minimum Requirement: English 20-2, Math 20-3, Science 10 Or AIT Entrance Exam.

Category B: Recommended Path: Alberta High School Diploma with: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 30 or Chemistry 30 or Science 30, Related Career and Technology Studies courses. Attendance and participation in "Introduction to Construction Trades."