BC currently supports two streams for welder training, Modular and Apprenticeship. The Modular stream is for welders who do not have an employee sponsor and consists of the Welder Foundation program (40-weeks, formerly Welder Level C ), the Welder Level B program (16 weeks).

Welder Foundation (28 weeks)

(formerly Level C Welding)

Students in the Welder Foundation program can choose to continue on with the Modular format (Welder Level B) or upon completion of the Foundation program, and acquiring an industry sponsor, and registering with the ITA (students will receive credit for Levels 1 and 2, and 300 work-based hours), students can choose to transition into the Apprenticeship stream for Levels 3 and optional Specialty Metals Endorsement.

ITA Welder Program Pathways