Humber’s Construction Boilermaker Apprenticeship program provides the required technical training and in-school classes to become a boilermaker apprentice. You’ll also acquire the welding certifications that are required by a journey person construction boilermaker. Boilermakers are skilled tradespeople who build, install and maintain boilers, tanks and vessels – huge steel containers with thick, solid walls that hold liquids and gases and must withstand a great deal of pressure for a long period of time. Boilermaking requires a high degree of technical skill and knowledge along with good communication and mathematical skills. Physical strength and stamina will give you an advantage, as will the ability to work at great heights.Courses
Boilermakers serve a 6,600-hour apprenticeship with 720 hours allocated to three levels of in-school training. The Construction Boilermaker Apprenticeship Committee Local 128 directs work assignments.
It’s an exciting time to forge a lifelong career in a trade where so much is on a grand scale. For example, Petro-Canada’s Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel – a ship-shaped production platform – is one of the largest ever built, containing 14 oil tanks that can store 960,000 barrels of oil from Newfoundland’s Terra Nova oil fields. Up to 40 percent of current boilermakers are expected to retire in the next few years, increasing the demand for skilled workers to maintain, repair and retrofit existing facilities and to meet the needs of the current wave of industrial construction. At the same time, advancing technology, new materials and modern production techniques such as modular construction and computer-assisted design are also changing the boilermaker field rapidly. The skills you develop in your apprenticeship program will be much in demand.
You’ll also enjoy the travel, camaraderie and pride that come with creating something tangible from raw materials, while working at construction sites, at nuclear power plants, heavy water plants, refineries and chemical manufacturers. You can also work in boiler production plants as industrial facilities turn increasingly to smaller prefabricated boilers.
Apprentices completing the required in-school training are issued a Certificate of Apprenticeship from Humber College. Upon successful completion of in-school and on-the-job training, apprentices may write the Ontario Certificate of Qualification trade exam.
The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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