Women in Welding

A unique program created for women who want to learn the trade of welding

Start DateDurationLocationCost
April 19, 202133 WeeksMoncton$12,500
(100% Funded)

More and more women are learning trades and having successful careers right here in New Brunswick. From industrial and commercial sectors such as assembly plants, fabrication shops, factories, shipbuilding, refineries and building construction, welders are in demand and play a key role in many sectors.

With NBCC’s Women in Welding Program you’ll learn in a safe and welcoming environment with other women. You’ll gain a technical understanding of arc welding, welding safety, power sources, and electrode classifications and selection.

The program consists of 25 weeks in-school and 8 weeks on-the-job and will equip those who complete the program with the basic skills required to secure a position as an apprentice.

Admission Requirements

  • Program open to females only
  • Grade 12 or equivalent preferred, exceptions will be reviewed on an individual basis
  • 16 years of age or over
  • A resident of, and able to work in, New Brunswick
  • Note: Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission Procedures

  • Applicants must complete an application form
  • Applicants will engage in aptitude testing
  • Applicants who complete the required tests may be invited to return for a personal interview
  • Acceptance is based on a combination of the test results and the personal interview

Program Outcomes

  • Interpret and prepare drawings and prints.
  • Interpret weld symbols.
  • Set up Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) stations.
  • Apply the principles of operation of GMAW and SMAW parameters.
  • Perform semi-automatic and SMAW welding on different thicknesses and in different positions.
  • Apply the principles of operation of thermal cutting and oxy-fuel processes.
  • Perform heating and cutting operations.
  • Perform trade calculations.
  • Work in a team environment with others in ways that contribute to an effective and safe work place following the principles of WHMIS, OHSA and other safe working practices.
  • Determine fabrication and weld quality.
  • Study welding theory in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) processes.
  • Perform basic metal fabrication techniques.
  • Be proficient in computer applications.
  • Complete all assigned work in compliance with occupational, health, safety, and environmental law; established policies and procedures; codes and regulations; and in accordance with ethical principles.
  • Plan job strategies, develop interview skills, and effective written and interpersonal communication skills.

Tuition & Fees

This program is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada. Successful applicants will be 100% funded for tuition and other fees.

Additional Information

For additional information or to apply, please contact us via email at continuinged@nbcc.ca

Disclaimer: The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons.

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