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Welder (456A)

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Available at Niagara College

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Program Overview

A Welder permanently joins pieces of metal or manufactured parts using metal filler and heat and/or pressure, builds structures, repairs broken or cracked parts according to specifications and carries out special processes, such as welding studs and brazing.

A Welder:

  • lays out, cuts and forms metals to specifications
  • fits sub-assemblies and assemblies together and prepares assemblies for welding
  • uses three major types of welding: arc, gas and resistance
  • uses various welding and cutting processes to join structural steel and cut metal in vessels, piping and other components
  • fabricates parts, tools, machines and equipment
  • joins parts being manufactured, builds structures and repairs damaged or worn parts
  • controls for quality before, during and after welding

Successful participants will receive:

  • Job readiness training
  • 30 weeks training
  • Financial support for transportation and training cost

To be eligible for these programs, you must fill the following requirements:

  • A minimum of Grade 10 high school education or its equivalent
  • Female, non-binary ages 18+
  • Able to travel to training and work sites

Start Date:

August 29, 2022 – Niagara College

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To apply please complete this form and submit to:

Deborah Schwientek,
Manager, Employment and Training Services
Email: dschwientek@ywcahamilton.org

Caron Martin (she/her),
Manager, Employment and Training Services
Email: cmartin2@ywcahamilton.org

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