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College News Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Is a career as a Millwright right for you?

NIPAWIN, SK – Is learning a trade and getting a better-paying, more rewarding job your New Year’s Resolution? Suncrest has a solution for you!

Saskatchewan employers are actively searching for qualified millwrights and millwright apprentices to fill positions in mining, construction, manufacturing, and oil and gas.

In just 16 weeks, Suncrest College students in the Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) Applied Certificate program learn the skills to qualify as a Level 1 apprentice and put themselves on the exciting path to becoming a journeyperson. The program begins on February 1st and successful students will complete their training and be ready to enter the workforce by June.

Millwrights repair, assemble, install, and dismantle large machinery and industrial equipment that ranges from conveyor systems to turbines. They work in both new construction and existing industrial facilities throughout the province and internationally.

“Millwrights are in high demand in Saskatchewan,” said Melena Vroom, chair of post-secondary education at Suncrest College. “The Industrial Mechanics program is a great way for people to get their foot in the door and begin an exciting, well-paying career as a tradesperson.”

The Suncrest College Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) Applied Certificate is offered in conjunction with Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The program is divided into 50% hands-on training and 50% classroom training. Students will learn from highly qualified journeyperson instructors how to use the tools of the trade; welding and cutting; how to read and interpret blueprints; drafting and trade math.

To qualify for the program, applicants require a Grade 12 diploma and Grade 11 math. Applicants are also required to speak English fluently. Applications need to be submitted as soon as possible for the February 1st, 2024 intake.

About Suncrest College: Suncrest College was established in 2023 as a result of merging Cumberland College and Parkland College. The college offers a superior learning experience with locations in Canora, Esterhazy, Fort Qu’Appelle, Kamsack, Melfort, Melville, Nipawin, Tisdale, and Yorkton. Students can choose from a wide array of educational options, including university degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, trades training, high school upgrading, employability programs, safety training, corporate/professional development, along with taking part in various applied research projects led by the College.

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For interviews or questions regarding this program, please contact:

Grant Bastedo, Post-Secondary Education Coordinator


[email protected]

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