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Welding Apprenticeship Program
Runs : Sept - June annually

The Welder Apprenticeship Program is intended for career advancement. It is recommended for adults who wish to focus on achieving a high level of welding skill and gain foundational skills in metal fitting and fabrication.
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Local welding training has been identified as a need in Huron and Perth Counties. Welding is used in many trade areas and is a valuable skill to complement motive power, construction and manufacturing trades. Good welders, those who can think on their feet and understand the metallurgy and physics of “joining technology”, are becoming increasingly scarce.

The best policy is to train your welders to suit your business but they should bring a basic foundation of knowledge and welding skill as they are employable up front.

Apprentice welders can begin their in-school training as soon as a Level 1 course becomes available. The Level 1 in-school training will be available locally at Stratford Northwestern Secondary School part-time two evenings per week (in Room 109) from September to June.

Custom Training
Advancing the skills of your employees and your company.

Non Apprenticeship (6000 hrs working as a welder)
Welder Red Seal Preparation Course offering starting January 19, 2013 To April 13, 2013
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Welder Red Seal Preperation Course offering starting January 14, 2013 to March 18, 2013.
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CWB Certified

The TTG facility at Northwestern is an accreditted centre for the Canadian Welding Bureau which approves the quality of a welder’s skills and provides accurate qualifications.

Employers/employees can receive specialized training to meet their specific Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) company needs. Employers endorse the quality of the program and its graduates. Local employers are now competing with employers beyond the TTG catchment area for welding seats.

TSSA Certified Test Center

Canadian Welding Association (CWA)
CWA leads the industry in delivering to its members – welders, students, educators, technicians, inspectors, engineers, managers and owners – the latest information on welding practices, technology, education and research.

For more information or to join, please visit the CWA website at

Does a Career in Welding Interest You?
  • Enjoy working with your hands
  • Have good hand-eye coordination
  • Enjoy learning new skills
  • Problem solver
  • Team oriented
  • Complimentary skilled trade to millwright or other trades
The Importance of Welding Careers
Welding is a key industrial skill that’s in high demand. Salary compares well with other trades and professions such as: Educators, Nursing, Engineering, Technicians, Technologists, Accountants, Mechanics, Electricians, Carpenters, etc. Worldwide employment opportunities and great pay.

Where There's Work
  • Nuclear power
  • Transportation
  • Petro Chemical
  • Oil and Gas
  • Aerospace
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing
  • Pipelines
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Pressure Vessels