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Apprenticeship is a method of gaining the expertise needed to become a skilled tradesperson. This is done through a combination of on-the-job experience and classroom training.
Most apprenticeship programs are 3-4 periods in length, with an average of 8 weeks for each training period. In addition, there are specific allotments of on-the-job training hours associated with each period, so most apprentices complete 1 period per calendar year.
You want to be an industrial mechanic (millwright). You want to install, maintain and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. You know all about fitting bearings, aligning gears and shafts, attaching motors, and connecting couplings and belts to precise tolerances.
But you want to learn more, like how to service and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems. You may also need more experience doing tack welding and fabrication.
Here are a few other subjects covered in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) apprenticeship program at NAIT:
-operating rigging equipment to hoist heavy machinery and parts
-reading diagrams and schematic drawings
-aligning and testing equipment
If you like performing a wide variety of tasks and precision work with machinery and equipment, then you will enjoy working as an industrial mechanic.
Industrial mechanics (millwrights) are primarily involved in construction or plant maintenance work, often in close association with other trades such as machinists, instrument technicians, welders, electricians and steamfitter-pipefitters.
The Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) apprenticeship term is:
As an industrial mechanic, you will find employment in construction, maintenance, machine shops and stock keeping, as well as amusement parks and ski hills where there are many machines that require maintenance and repairs.
Industrial mechanics cross over with many other trades and are good candidates for supervisory and superintendent positions.
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The NAIT Distance Learning Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) program offers certified AIT training in all four levels. The delivery of the 20-week program uses the Competency Based Apprenticeship Training (CBAT) method allowing the student to stay on the job working and completing their studies at home, following a structured study and exam guide and using Individual Learning Modules (ILMs). There will be one week (5 days) of scheduled practical training including testing held on NAIT campus. The online unit exams can be administered by the apprentice’s employer/through schools/libraries/church/or professionals such as lawyers, accountants, etc.
There are 2 intakes per year. The first is from September to mid-January, and the second is from February to mid-June. Successful completion of each year of the Distance Learning program qualifies the apprentice to write the Provincial exam and receive the same certification as those training at a certified institution. This course is transferable to the 8-week Block Release courses.
This can be an early exit course, depending on the student’s motivation and drive.
Registration opens on June 1, 2021.
The Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) program trains you to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment found in natural resource industries
The tuition and fee amounts below are estimates based on current academic year’s rates. For financial planning purposes, please use these totals as an approximate estimate of your costs. Actual fees may vary by term and enrolment activities. Please refer to the tuition and fees page for more detailed information.
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Effective November 1, 2014, you must fillout the application located on the MyTradesecrets website for Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board staff to determine if you are eligible for status as an indentured apprentice.
Once you are an indentured apprentice, you can review the availability and start and end dates of the program you are interested in. Log into your MyTradesecrets profile and do a search under the Class Registration section. Then you can determine the schedule that best fits your needs.
We recommend submitting your program application at least 90 days before the application deadline.
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The Interprovincial Red Seal Program was developed to provide journeypersons with the ability to work anywhere in Canada.
If you are a certified Blue Seal journeyperson in Alberta, you've proven that you meet Alberta's high industry standards and possess the skills to succeed in your trade.
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