UBC Millwright Training

UBC Millwright Training

UBC millwrights are known throughout North America as the best trained and most well-prepared technicians for any project. Training lies at the heart of it all.

Training Is the Key

Contractors who employ UBC Millwright Local 2309 have access to unlimited, ongoing training for any project — according to standards that produce the same highly skilled labour regardless of location. Each year, we invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in training our members, from first-year apprentices to superintendents.

Journeymen benefit from apprenticeships and skill-upgrade classes to help keep them on the cutting edge of innovations in materials and techniques. Educated, experienced foremen and superintendents receive specialized training programs designed to sharpen their supervisory skills — we build on a millwright’s on-the-job experience by adding leadership skills to help them motivate workers, communicate effectively and solve problems. We even offer customized training if a project needs it, and we provide training onsite, if that’s what it takes.

Our Curriculum

Ensure the highest level of service and expertise, the least amount of production downtime and the safest jobsite practices by staffing your project with UBC millwrights. We have the training, skills and experience to complete the work safely, quickly, properly. Our training covers a wide range of industries and disciplines, and we continuously upgrade and expand our training per industry needs. Here is a sampling of our current offerings.

Just a sampling of our legislated & safety skills training includes:

  • JHSC Certified Training
  • Working at Heights
  • Confined Space
  • Basic Health & Safety
  • Lock & Tag Out
  • First Aid
  • CPR & AED

Just a sampling of our technical skills training includes:

  • Aerial Lift Qualification
  • All position recognized Welding Qualifications
  • Artificial Intelligence Mechanics
  • Automation Technician
  • Convention Forklift Qualification
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Elevated Work Platforms
  • FARO Optics
  • Flowserve Qualified Pump Repair Technician Level I
  • Gas Turbine Familiarization
  • Gas Turbine Qualification
  • Hytorc Bolting Qualification
  • Machinery Alignment Qualification
  • Millwright Precision Optical Alignment
  • IHSA Foreman Training
  • Versa-Lift / High Capacity Forklift
  • 15 Ton Broderson
  • Welding & Fabrication
  • CWB All Position Welding
  • MIG & TIG All Position Stainless and Aluminum
  • Flux-Core
  • Mechanical Print Reading
  • Mechatronics
  • Mobile Crane 8 Ton Qualifications
  • NCCA Certified Rigger Qualification
  • NCCA Certified Signaler Qualification
  • Optics all instruments
  • PLC 1 Technician
  • PLC 2 Technician
  • Robotics Technician
  • Rough Terrain Forklift Qualifications
  • Siemens 1 and 2 Technician Qualification
  • Steam Turbine Qualification
  • Total Station
  • Valve and Actuator Technician
  • Carbon Arc Gouging
  • Oxy-Fuel
  • Fabrication Machinery
  • Plasma & Beveler
  • Oxygen-Acetylene Torch
  • HACCP Training
  • Welding & Fabrication
  • CWB All Position Welding
  • MIG & TIG All Position Stainless and Aluminum
  • Flux-Core
  • Carbon Arc Gouging
  • Oxy-Fuel
  • Fabrication Machinery
  • Plasma & Beveler
  • Oxygen-Acetylene Torch

Just a sampling of our leadership technical training includes:

  • 3rd Year Apprentice: Helping Build Our Industries
  • UBC Journeyman: Building Leadership for a Strong Future
  • Foreman Training: Building a Solid Foundation
  • Collaborative Leadership: Building Jobsite Leaders
  • UBC Leadership: Building Teams for a Strong Future
  • UBC Excellence: Building Frontline Leaders
  • Mentoring Training
  • Delegate Training: Building a Better, Stronger Union
  • Communication Skills for Leaders
  • Marketing Training
  • Superintendent Training
  • Public Speaking/Presentation Skills (Basic & Advanced)
  • Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution
  • Construction Industry Ethics
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Project Management

Just a sampling of our Health and Wellness training includes:

  • Mental Health Commission of Canada - The Working Mind (Virtual) Manager
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada - The Working Mind (Virtual) Employee
  • St. John Ambulance - Mental Health and Wellness for the Workplace (Virtual) Format
  • St. John Ambulance - Mental Health First Aid – Standard (Virtual)
  • Mental Health: Awareness
  • Mental Health: Health and Wellness Strategies
  • Mental Health: Signs, Symptoms & Solutions
  • Mental Health: Psychologically Healthy Workplaces
  • Mental Health: Communication Strategies

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The UBC’s International Training Center is a facility like no other in the world. At the ITC’s 1.2 million-square-foot campus, millwrights hone skills in confined space, using our turbine pit. They work on gas and steam turbines, conveyors, compressors and pumps, and they train using two 35-ton or four 20-ton overhead bridge cranes. UBC millwrights and instructors have access to the most up-to-date equipment and tools to help hone their craft.

In addition to training millwrights, the ITC is the home base for our initiative to train local trainers. This ensures trainers are delivering the most current craft-skills instruction to members at more than 250 local training centers across North America.



Preparing Millwrights for Safer Work

Safety is a critical component of training for UBC Millwright Local 2309, and we ensure the knowledge level is maximized for confined space, disaster response, fall protection, first aid, CPR, and automated external defibrillation and more.


Contact Us

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