Filling the Gap-Pressure Welding Training Program

Introducing the Filling the Gap-Pressure Welding Training Program; a comprehensive eight-week pressure welding training initiative. With $6.6 million in funding from Employment and Social Development Canada, the Union Training and Innovation (UTIP) is expected to attract over 450 participants over five years. The project has mobilized the significant strengths of all partners— the technical leadership, industry insight and national presence of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers/Boilermaker's National Training Trust Fund (IBB/NTTF); the knowledge and experience of the CWB Group and CWB Education in welding best practices and e-learning program platforms; the collaborative and partner-driven purpose of the CWB Welding Foundation; and networks of partners who advocate for underrepresented groups in the skilled trades—to address several challenges that limit apprenticeship outcomes, specifically in the welding trade.

One of the best ways to prepare and enhance the success of the necessary supply of pressure welders across Canada is to provide specialized technical training and improve the current apprenticeship model to create a more job-ready pathway through innovative programming. This is what the Filling the Gap initiative aims to provide the industry; a joint national curriculum to support the career progression of apprentices and train skilled journeypersons to upgrade their existing skills by equipping them with the knowledge and competencies needed to thrive in the Canadian trades landscape. 

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