What to Expect
The Metal Fabricator (Fitter) 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 Waiward Centre for Steel Technologies at NAIT's Souch Campus, 7110 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton.
Is This Program For You?
The work is most rewarding for those who enjoy physically demanding tasks and seeing the results of their work. To be successful in the trade, metal fabricators need
- strength and stamina
- the ability to lift in excess of 25 kilograms
- good coordination, mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity
- 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.
If there is something you are looking for or if you need additional information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Women in Technology and Trades
The Metal Fabricator (Fitter) 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.