You want to be a metal fabricator. Formerly known as a structural steel and plate fitter, you want to learn how to lay out, prepare and assemble structural steel and steel vessels, containers and other components. You are interested in assembling structural components for buildings, bridges and other load-carrying structures.
But you need to learn more, like how to safely use oxy-fuel gas cutting and arc welding equipment, or the layout and fabrication methods used on structural steel, bridges, tanks, boilers and pressure vessels.
At NAIT, where we’ve been training metal fabricator apprentices since 1984, we’re here to teach you everything you need to know.
Here are a few other subjects covered in the Metal Fabricator apprenticeship program at NAIT:
- material handling theory and practical exercises
- blueprint reading
- introductory theory in metallurgy, codes, quality control methods and materials