Progam available at no cost to participants
Program Date: June 20, 2022
Duration: 20-weeks skills training and 1-year post program supports
May include trades readiness and academic upgrading
Employment readiness services provided by WoodGreen

Program Description

The work of a millwright involves installing, maintaining, diagnosing, and repairing industrial machines that typically cost millions. They work on pumps, compressors, conveyors, turbines, monorails, extruders, and mining equipment using a combination of hand and power tools, including welding equipment.


Are you considering a career in the trades? Between studying at the college and actual work placements, pre-apprenticeship programs develop your job skills and trade readiness. They take up to 40 weeks and include: Level 1 apprenticeship in-school training, relevant safety training, and a minimum 8-week work placement. Your program may also include trade readiness, employment preparation and academic upgrading.


The Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship Program is a FREE skills training program delivered by George Brown College in partnership with WoodGreen Community Services that enables students to explore and develop skills related to the Industrial Mechanic Millwright (433A) trade.


Students will learn:




Program benefits:


  • Most courses provide graduates with Ontario Public College credits which may be applied towards an apprenticeship program.
  • First Aid/CPR, Working at Heights safety certifications
  • Supported industry work placement.

Admission Requirements


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Interested applicants will be assessed for English & Math Skills (Ontario Grade 12 or equivalent)
  • Applicants must have a current resume and be able to demonstrate interest and suitability to both training and employment in the Millwright trade
  • Must be able to work in Ontario
  • Permanent resident or Canadian Citizen
  • Must be able to commit to 32-weeks training
  • Must have access to a computer and internet


Tuition Fees


There is no charge to participate in a pre-apprenticeship program. Even your textbooks, safety equipment and tools are included.


Who Qualifies


Certain eligibility criteria may apply to specific programs:

  • High School graduates
  • Early school leavers
  • Unemployed/underemployed youth and adults
  • EI/Non-EI Eligible
  • Aboriginal Peoples
  • Newcomers to Canada

Additional information

For more information, visit the George Brown College program page.

Contact information

Heather Edmund