PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (From NIC website)
The Fabricator-Welder Foundation program offers pre-apprenticeship training in metal fabrication but is also for welders who wish to broaden their skills for employment in this Red Seal trade. Previous welding experience can be assessed by an instructor before admission to this program.
Metal fabricators build, assemble and repair products made of steel and/or other metals for use in a wide variety of manufacturing and construction industries and must be familiar with the properties of metals and know how to operate specialized metalworking machines.
Metal Fabricators can be more employable especially with a welding ticket as they are the ones that interpret the drawings and are involved in the developing, laying out, cutting, rolling, bending, shaping, of the metal for projects.
Past graduates have worked for companies in town such as;
Courtenay Spring Welding Inc, Atlas Manufacturing, Edgett Excavating
A Metal Fabricator apprentice must complete a three-year program including 4800 workplace hours and 600 in-school hours of training completed in three levels of training, each for six to seven weeks. After completion and achievement of a passing grade, the apprentice will hold the B.C. Certificate of Apprenticeship, B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Inter provincial Standard Endorsement also known as Red Seal.
North Island College
(Campbell River Campus)
1685 S Dogwood St
Campbell River, BC
Program Start Date: September Only
Program Length: 32 weeks
Note: The program does NOT follow the Comox Valley School’s Calendar. There is NO spring break.
TRADES PROGRAM APPLICATION FORMSIf you will complete any of the following applications digitally, make sure you download and save them to your computer first before completing. You can use the Fill & Sign feature in Adobe Acrobat Reader to sign it.
FILLABLE - District Application - Trades 2020 (Can be done at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
FILLABLE - Grade 12 SLP - Fall 2020 (Can be started at home and brought to Careers Teacher)
ITA Youth Train In Trades Application Form (To completed once accepted to program)
NIC Trades Application -Sample Only (See a school's Careers Department for actual one)