APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING
Apprenticeship and Trade Advancement Coordinator
Gord Weel email@example.com
BCIT: Income Support/EI Information www.bcit.ca/apprenticeship/incomesupport.shtml
Apprenticeship Incentive Grant www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/goc/apprenticeship/index.shtml
Scope of the Boilermaker Occupation
A journeyperson boilermaker is a tradesperson who must possess the full range of knowledge, abilities and skills required to fabricate, construct, install, assemble, erect, demolish, repair and maintain a wide variety of vessels, tanks towers, boilers, hoists and other structures, ancillary equipment and fixtures made of steel, other metals, fiberglass and other materials.
The broad scope of the boilermaker trade includes the construction and maintenance activities performed in the field and in industrial and commercial plants such as:
As well as many other industrial and commercial facilities.
This section would not be complete without mention of the fact that the work of the boilermaker, by its very nature, is extremely hazardous. The boilermaker is continually required to train for safety in the work place due to the possibility of exposure to hazardous materials and gases that could create health problems. Errors in judgment or in practical application of the trade knowledge can be extremely costly, both in terms of injury to workers and damage to equipment or materials. Constant and vigilant attention to the application of safety and accident prevention must be maintained by workers at all times.
Making a Career Decision?
Deciding to become a field construction Boilermaker Apprentice may be the single most important decision of your life. The following important information will explain the job responsibilities, requirements and challenges for a Boilermaker Apprentice.
Boilermaker work demands a high degree of technical skill, constant attention to safety, a dedication to excellence, a willingness to study and complete on-the-job training and an ability to travel from job site to job site to maintain employment.
Today’s field construction Boilermaker Apprentice is involved in more than just the construction of boilers. Apprentices are a vital part of construction project teams that erect pressure vessel assemblies and fabricate metal plate. You could be involved in the installation of a giant superheater section in a large utility boiler, the erection of a 200,000 barrel water storage tank, the replacement of a nuclear power plant reactor dome or construction of components at a hydroelectric power station.
What do Boilermaker Apprentices do on the Job?
Consider these facts carefully:
Is Boilermaking really the job for you?
Your response to the statements below should help you decide
If you answered YES to all ten statements, then you may be the type of individual who could successfully complete the Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program. If you didn’t answer yes to all the statements, you may want to reconsider. If you need more information to answer any of the questions, please contact the Boilermaker Apprenticeship Coordinator for the British Columbia and Yukon Territory area. The Coordinator will provide more information about the field construction Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program, the application and selection process, necessary prerequisites for the Entry Level Program and the benefits of starting a career as a field construction Boilermaker.
The Boilermakers Lodge 359 Apprenticeship Program
Successful Completion of the Boilermaker Entry Level Training:
Upon successful completion of the field assignments and technical training, the Lodge 359 Boilermaker Apprentice will be scheduled to write the Inter-provincial Red Seal Examination and upon successful completion, they are eligible to change to a full Qualified Boilermaker status.
Red Seal Qualification
For information on obtaining a Red Seal Qualification, refer to: www.red-seal.ca and follow the links