Machinists set up and operate machine tools like lathes, milling machines, precision measuring tools, and power tools. They learn how to interpret blueprints, understand the properties of metal, and make very precise parts. Most machinists work in manufacturing plants or machine shops.
- The General Machinist apprenticeship consists of 7,280 hours of on-the-job training.
- Apprentices must also complete three 8-week in-class technical training sessions.
- Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are considered a journeyperson candidate. If you choose to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam and pass, you become certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
- A person with at least 8,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam to become certified as a journeyperson in this trade.
- If you pass the Interprovincial Standards Examination, you qualify for Interprovincial Red Seal Certification.
Grade 12 or equivalent.
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.