Six Nations Polytechnic granted Canadian Welding Bureau certification

Two welding students standing back to back in welding bay

SNP is now Brantford’s only CWB Accredited Welder Test Centre

BRANTFORD, September 6, 2018 – Six Nations Polytechnic’s (SNP) Brantford Campus has successfully undergone the accreditation process and has been granted accreditation by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) as a welder qualification test centre, making SNP the only CWB test centre in Brantford.

Obtaining the CWB Certification means that SNP has undergone a review and qualification process to ensure that they meet the requirements for testing of welders to the requirements of CSA Standards W47.1 – Certification of Companies for Fusion Welding of Steel. The CSA Standards provide clear requirements with respect to the personnel, procedures, as well as workmanship, as verified though auditing, that will be required.

“Receiving the Canadian Welding Bureau accreditation means that we have met the high standards and requirements for welding companies to use our facility as a test centre for future employees,” said Mary Fuke, Trades Development Officer at SNP. “Our workrooms, equipment, facility and staff are kept as up to date as possible and we are continuously looking for new ways to support the trades industry in Brantford and Six Nations. This includes finding and creating new programs such as our We Are Welders program for women.”

“As Brantford’s only post-secondary education institution with a trades facility, SNP is uniquely positioned to respond to a local and growing need for skilled trades education and training in the City of Brantford,” said Linda Parker, Acting Director of Operations and Advancement at SNP’s Brantford Campus. “Our commitment to building community capacity remains strong and we are extremely pleased to expand our skilled trades programming to meet identified labour market shortages.  We are also working with industry to address niche needs in machining, construction, automotive service and trades fundamentals.”