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Fleming College introduces new plumber apprenticeship program

Fleming College introduces new plumber apprenticeship program

PETERBOROUGH, ONT. — Fleming College has a new plumber apprenticeship program in the Peterborough-Kawartha region, which will allow interested individuals to pursue a career as a plumber, pipefitter, contractor or supervisor in residential, commercial or industrial settings.

The program involves three in-school sessions of 240 hours each as well as experience gained through work. The basic session will allow students to learn about the tools and piping methods, plumbing systems, workplace safety, rigging and hoisting and welding. The intermediate session will train students in plumbing systems, drain-waste-vent piping and trade calculations and documentation. Advanced will help students consolidate and build on skills learned through in-depth training in plumbing systems, process piping systems and trade documentation, a release from the college states.

The training sessions for the program will be in the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre and facilitated by instructors who are fully qualified tradespeople and experts in the field with connections to local tradespeople and organizations.

As this is an apprenticeship program, eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, the release indicates, adding applicants must be registered apprentices with the ministry, which includes being sponsored by an eligible employer.

For more information visit https://flemingcollege.ca/programs/plumber-apprenticeship-level-one-basic.

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