What to Expect
The Boilermaker program follows the current Alberta Apprenticeship Course Outline (pdf) to ensure all students are provided with appropriate training experiences to successfully pass their apprenticeship examinations.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average
- 30 hours per week in classrooms and labs
Training is done at the NAIT Waiward Centre for Steel Technologies at Souch Campus, 7110 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton.
Is This Program For You?
Successful boilermakers tend to enjoy
- working with tools, equipment and machinery
- doing very precise work expertly
- doing work that involves a degree of excitement and variety
To be successful in their trade, boilermakers need
- the strength and stamina required to work with heavy parts and equipment weighing in excess of 25 kilograms
- good coordination, mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity
- the ability to tolerate odours, noisy and dirty surroundings and heights
- the ability to work in close quarters
The School of Skilled Trades wants our first-year students to become confident in their abilities, get connected to NAIT through groups, peers and staff, be supported personally and academically, get motivated to complete their program and most importantly enjoy the learning environment here at NAIT.
Being an apprentice student is quite different from being a full-time student. Apprentices are in school for short periods of time and some programs are on satellite campuses. Our goal is to improve communication with apprentices on all campuses to ensure you have access to all the services we have to offer at NAIT for you to be successful.
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- Apprenticeship Information
- Frequently asked questions about NAIT apprenticeship
- Frequently asked questions about the apprenticeship process
Women in Technology and Trades
The Boilermaker program is supported by Women in Technology and Trades (WITT), an offering of NAIT Student Engagement. The goal of WITT is to ensure that all female students are aware of and prepared for the career opportunities that are available to them in diverse technical fields. Throughout the year, WITT provides networking events, lunch and learns, mentorship opportunities and support services that are available to women in technology and trades programs at NAIT.