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Apprenticeship

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

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School

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Credential

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  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Periods

Apprenticeship is a method of gaining the expertise needed to become a skilled tradesperson. This is done through a combination of on-the-job experience and classroom training.

Most apprenticeship programs are 3-4 periods in length, with an average of 8 weeks for each training period. In addition, there are specific allotments of on-the-job training hours associated with each period, so most apprentices complete 1 period per calendar year.

You want to be an industrial mechanic (millwright). You want to install, maintain and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. You know all about fitting bearings, aligning gears and shafts, attaching motors, and connecting couplings and belts to precise tolerances.

But you want to learn more, like how to service and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems. You may also need more experience doing tack welding and fabrication.

Here are a few other subjects covered in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) apprenticeship program at NAIT:

  • operating rigging equipment to hoist heavy machinery and parts
  • reading diagrams and schematic drawings
  • aligning and testing equipment

 

Hands-on, industry-relevant training 

If you like performing a wide variety of tasks and precision work with machinery and equipment, then you will enjoy working as an industrial mechanic.

Industrial mechanics (millwrights) are primarily involved in construction or plant maintenance work, often in close association with other trades such as machinists, instrument technicians, welders, electricians and steamfitter-pipefitters. This trade has a strong focus on safety.

Training at NAIT

The Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) apprenticeship term is:

  • 4 years (four 12-month periods)
  • minimum of 1560 hours on-the-job training each year
  • 8 weeks of technical training each year

Enter the workforce with confidence 

As a journeyperson industrial mechanic, you will find employment in construction, maintenance, machine shops and stock keeping, as well as amusement parks and ski hills where there are many machines that require maintenance and repairs.

Industrial mechanics cross over with many other trades and are good candidates for supervisory and superintendent positions.

Resources

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For more information about the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) program at NAIT

Email: millwright@nait.ca
Phone: 780.378.5959

For information about the blended learning option at NAIT

Email: millwright@nait.ca or pauln@nait.ca
Phone: 780.378.5959



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Apprenticeship is a method of gaining the expertise needed to become a skilled tradesperson. This is done through a combination of on-the-job experience and classroom training.

Once your training has been completed, you’ll be able to write provincial examinations set by the Government of Alberta and become a certified journeyperson.

Period 1

The first period of technical training is 8 weeks in length. Apprentices are trained in safety, measurement and layout, benchwork, threads and fasteners, grinders and saws, machining, metallurgy, machine alignment, rigging, trade mathematics, applied print reading and shop work.

Period 2

The second period of technical training is 8 weeks in length. Apprentices are trained in gaskets, bearings and seals, power transmissions, alignment, reciprocating compressors, cutting, welding and lubrication, as well as further training in trade mathematics, applied print reading and shop work.

Period 3

The third period of technical training is 8 weeks in length. Apprentices are trained in hydraulics and pneumatics, industrial refrigeration and heat exchangers, explosive and air tools, compressors and fans, dryers, alignment and survey, computers in industry, non-destructive testing and electrical, as well as further training in trade mathematics, applied print reading and shop work.

Period 4

The fourth period of technical training is 8 weeks in length. Apprentices are trained in prime movers, vibration, machine levelling, pumps, mechanical seals and packing, conveyor systems, working and coaching skills and advisory network, as well as advanced training in trade mathematics, applied print reading and shop work.

Period 1

  • Tuition: $784.00
  • Books & Supplies: $185.00
  • NAITSA & Materials Fee: $135.88
  • Athletic Fee: $37.60

Period 2

  • Tuition: $784.00
  • Books & Supplies: $195.00
  • NAITSA & Materials Fee: $135.88
  • Athletic Fee: $37.60

Period 3

  • Tuition: $784.00
  • Books & Supplies: $155.00
  • NAITSA & Materials Fee: $135.88
  • Athletic Fee: $37.60

Period 4

  • Tuition: $784.00
  • Books & Supplies: $150.00
  • NAITSA & Materials Fee: $135.88
  • Athletic Fee: $37.60

Complete an apprenticeship application & contract form

Effective November 1, 2014, you must fillout the application located on the MyTradesecrets website for Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board staff to determine if you are eligible for status as an indentured apprentice.

Dates & Deadlines

Once you are an indentured apprentice, you can review the availability and start and end dates of the program you are interested in. Log into your MyTradesecrets profile and do a search under the Class Registration section. Then you can determine the schedule that best fits your needs.

We recommend submitting your program application at least 90 days before the application deadline.

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Scholarships & Awards

NAIT supports over 4,000 students with over $6 million in scholarships and bursaries each year. Many are available for students across a wide range of programs.

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Red Seal

The Interprovincial Red Seal Program was developed to provide journeypersons with the ability to work anywhere in Canada.

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Blue Seal

If you are a certified Blue Seal journeyperson in Alberta, you've proven that you meet Alberta's high industry standards and possess the skills to succeed in your trade.

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Explore your options

There are many different ways to experience a NAIT education, from full-time diploma programs and apprenticeships to part-time degrees. Let us help you choose what's right for you.

Apply for Apprenticeship and Industry Training

Begin the application process through MyTradesecrets.

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