What to Expect
The Millwright 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.
The Millwright program can also be provided using blended delivery, in which the apprentice studies the text material at home and does the practical training at NAIT with a NAIT instructor. The text study is done from a study guide and a set of Individual Learning Modules (ILMs). The apprentice's employer administers the NAIT multiple-choice unit tests for each year of the apprenticeship training.
Five days of practical training and one day of practical testing is currently delivered at NAIT in Edmonton. All of the NAIT Millwright Distance Learning training meets or exceeds the standards that the apprentice would work to at an accredited training institution.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average
- 30 hours per week attending classes and labs
- up to 30 hours per week studying outside of classroom hours
The Millwright program is delivered at the Petro-Canada Centre for Millwright Technology on NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton.
Is This Program For You?
The millwright occupation is most rewarding for those who enjoy variety, security and doing precision work with machinery and equipment. To be successful in their trade, millwrights need
- the strength and stamina required to work with heavy equipment weighing in excess of 25 kilograms
- good coordination and manual dexterity
- the ability to visualize a layout by looking at plans and blueprints
- the ability to comprehend and troubleshoot mechanical systems
- the ability to get along with and sometimes supervise the work of others
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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