This program teaches all aspects of the millwright trade, including
- reading diagrams and drawings
- operating rigging equipment
- fitting bearings
- aligning gears and shafts
- attaching motors and connecting couplings and belts to precise tolerances
- testing equipment
- service and maintenance
- tack welding and fabrication
Distance Learning Option
The NAIT Millwright Distance Learning Program (for registered millwright apprentices) offers Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT)-certified training in all 4 years of the millwright apprenticeship. This option allows an apprentice to transfer seamlessly from the distance program to the following year at a certified instititution or vice versa.
The NAIT Millwright Distance Learning Program has been successfully delivered to apprentices working in the following industries
- power generation
- food processing
- wood (sawmills and pulp mills)
NAIT has been providing apprenticeship training for the millwright trade since 1967. The millwright program staff have worked hard to develop a reputation for providing quality instruction in a learning environment that is student-focused and appropriate for the trade.
Tuition & Fees
- Recommended Path - Alberta High School Diploma with: English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 20 or Chemistry 20 or Science 20.
- Minimum Requirements - Successful completion of: English 20-2, Math 20-3, Science 10 or Entrance Exam.
You must currently be employed in the trade. If you are not, you must first find an employer willing to hire an apprentice, then contact Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training to become a registered apprentice.
PPE Requirements: Safety glasses with sideshields, safety shoes and coveralls.
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.