Back to school sometimes means back to the welding booth. The Welding shop in the college’s new Trades, Technologies and Innovation Facility has 60 welding booths where apprenticeship students learn a variety of different welding processes to prepare for careers as welders. Before the new building opened in 2017, students would learn the operations at various booths; these state-of-the-art multi-process booths allow students to remain in place as they practise any of the different processes.
The two welding students shown below are practicing their skills with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process, one of several welding and cutting processes students learn in their second year.
Welding is one of nearly a dozen apprenticeship programs offered by Lethbridge College. Other apprenticeship programs include Agricultural Equipment Technician, Automotive Technician, Baker, Carpenter, Cook, Electrician, Heavy Equipment Technician, Parts Technician and Plumber.