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Welder Foundation

Metal Forming, Shaping & Welding

Welders use manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal pieces together. They use flame-cutting, brazing and soldering equipment to melt and fuse pieces to form a permanent bond. They also use metal shaping machines such as brakes, shears and other metal straightening and bending machines.

Welder Foundation training (formerly Level C) involves welding various steel and aluminum parts using the SMAW, GMAW and FCAW processes, in the fabrication, construction, erection and repair of components or structures, in plate and structural applications.

Welder is a nationally designated trade under the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program.

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Quick Facts

  • Requirements:

    As of January 2014, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) introduced a new Welder Foundation program which replaced Welder C. In addition, the ITA had planned to transition Welders to a single new apprenticeship pathway by September 2014. The new Apprenticeship model comprises Levels 1-to-3, plus an optional Multi-Process Alloy Welding (MPAW) endorsement. This new training pathway was to replace the original programs of "Welder C, B, and A".

     

    However, the ITA will be delaying this transition; therefore two separate Welder program pathways are available:

    1. Students without an employer sponsor may register in the Welder Foundation program. If they are unable to secure a sponsor they can continue in the non-apprentice pathway, Welder A-B Modular.

    2. Students with an employer sponsor will follow the new Welder Apprentice pathway. Those that have already completed Welder Foundation are eligible to begin at Level 3.

     

    Grade 10 or equivalent education is recommended (Grade 12 preferred).

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