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Welder Apprenticeship

Alberta Journeyman Certificate

3 years; 8 weeks at RDP + minimum 1,560 hours on-the-job training each year

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Red Deer Polytechnic offers the Welder Apprentice program, one of the many apprenticeship training options available for students. Apprenticeship is a career option that involves both classroom and on-the-job training. To learn the skills required of a Welder in Alberta and to be issued an Alberta Journeyman Certificate, a person must find a suitable employer who is willing to hire and train an apprentice. For more information, please visit Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

The term of apprenticeship for a Welder is three years (three 12-month periods), including a minimum of 1,560 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training in all three years.

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If you have a valid Alberta Journeyman Certificate, you are eligible to receive a Blue Seal business credential after completing the necessary requirements.

Employment Opportunites

Welders are employed in a variety of industries which may include: manufacturing, metal fabrication, pipeline construction, oilfield/petrochemical plant construction or maintenance, equipment repair or pipe/vessel fabrication to name a few. Employment prospects for welders may include operating their own portable/shop welding business or holding positions such as Welding Examiner/Inspector, Welding Foreman/Supervisor, Welding Instructor, Welding Engineering Technician or Quality Control.

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