This program is a great way to start your career in the Millwright trade. Over the course of this full-time, 12-week program you will learn the skills and theory taught in the first period of the Millwright apprenticeship program. You will learn how to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain industrial equipment. You will also gain knowledge in areas such as machining, machine assembly, blueprint reading, rigging and hoisting, bearings, power transmissions, machine alignment, drive systems, welding techniques and the use of precision measurement tools and testing equipment.
Millwrights, also referred to as Industrial Mechanics, are exposed to the duties involved in a variety of other trades, and therefore can be good candidates for promotion to supervisory and superintendent positions. Millwrights may find work in a wide variety of industries including: oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, materials handling, and maintenance.
If you choose a career as a millwright, you’ll need the following characteristics: problem-solving capabilities, physical strength and stamina, good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity, the ability to visualize a layout by looking at plans and blueprints, and the ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems.
Successful graduates from this program should find employment in the millwright trade, and have the potential to complete an apprenticeship and receive trade certification.
Credentials and Accreditation
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a SAIT Polytechnic Certificate and may be eligible to challenge the written and practical exams for first-year Apprenticeship.