Scheduling note: As of May, it is hoped that this program will be offered in August or September, 2020.

The General Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Humber College is a tuition-free program funded by the Government of Ontario that is designed as a transition step to finding an apprenticeship for youth ages 18-29. This pre-apprenticeship program supports students to explore and develop skills related to the Industrial Mechanic Millwright (433a) trade. Students will also receive theoretical and practical training in metallurgy, metrology, benchworking techniques, applied trade calculations, engineering drawings, among other topics. Participants will also receive additional training in the Welding Trade.

The program includes a paid work placement of 8 to 12 weeks.

Your Career

Canada currently faces a critical shortage of skilled workers. Skilled tradespeople will be increasingly in demand because of the rapid pace of technological changes and as current workers in the field begin to retire. According to the Working in Canada Report (Government of Canada), employment opportunities for licensed millwrights will be steady. Graduates of this program will find a range of employment opportunities through general machinist, millwright, and welding apprenticeship programs, as well as positions associated with construction, manufacturing and industry work, metal fabrication, and green energy. There are many opportunities for advancement within this career path from supervisory to management positions.

Work Placement

Participants will complement their formal training program with an 8-12 week paid work placement in the industry. This will be accomplished through a combination of student input and support from a dedicated Job Developer who will work with you.

Course Topics Include

  • Applied Trade Safety Practices
  • Applied Trade Calculations, Charts, and Tables
  • Engineering Drawings/CAD Data/Layout Processes
  • Metallurgy
  • Metrology (Measuring and Checking)
  • Benchworking Techniques
  • Metal Cutting Saw Technology
  • Drilling Technology
  • Turning Technology
  • Vertical Milling Technology
  • Surface Grinding Technology

Admission Requirements

Eligibility and Program Requirements

  • Write an assessment test facilitated by Humber College.
  • Attend an interview (by invite only, based on assessment results).

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum Requirement: Grade 12 equivalency demonstrated via High School transcripts. To learn about accommodations or exceptions to this requirement, please contact the Project Manager
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada and obtain an Ontario¬†apprenticeship.

Register For The Program

Applications and Assessments will take place at the information session. Therefore, attending an info session is mandatory to enroll in this program.

Learn more about this program by attending an upcoming Information Session! Register for an information session on this link.