Program Description

This program provides hands-on training for Level 1 of the Machinist apprenticeship. The student will be taught to use tools of the trades such as lathes, grinders, milling machines and more. Safety, employment readiness, academic upgrading and 320-hour work placement are also included as part of this program.

This program will be a blend of in-person and online classes. Access to a computer and the internet will be required.

PLEASE NOTE: Dates of programs may change due to government restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Full-Time Day Delivery

  • In-School: September 7, 2021 – February 4, 2022
  • Work Placement: February 7 - April 1, 2022

Part-Time Evening Delivery

  • In-School: September 7, 2021 – March 4, 2022
  • Work Placement: March 7 - April 29, 2022

Learning Outcomes:

  • applied trade safety practices
  • applied trade calculations, charts, and tables
  • engineering drawings
  • metallurgy (science of metals)
  • metrology (science of measuring and checking)
  • bench working techniques
  • metal cutting saw technology
  • drilling, turning, milling, and grinding technologies

The purpose of the program is to prepare candidates for employment and to start their apprenticeship as a General Machinist.

Other related occupations:

  • Tool and Die
  • Mould Maker
  • Pattern Maker
  • Tool/Tooling Maker

Apply today to take advantage of program benefits

  • Tuition-Free
  • Small classes, work placement
  • Books and supplies are included for eligible applicants

For more information contact

Address: 411 Elgin Street, Brantford, Ontario

Phone: 226-493-1245


Admission Requirements: 

• OSSD or equivalent


• Pass Mature Student Test

Additional Requirements
• Be a resident and able to work in Ontario

• Must complete pre-screen assessment.