Mastery of Welding: The Importance of Proper Welding Education

Posted on May 22, 2016 by Institute of Technical Trades

Welders are by definition tradesmen who specialize in crafting products by joining raw metals such as aluminum, stainless steel, and brass. One of the most obvious displays of welding mastery to the general population in Canada are the stunning gigantic pieces of art you’ve likely seen in public areas, that were created using welding techniques. It’s also important for us to understand that welding plays a significant role during our daily life. Welding is a common activity in various industries in Canada like construction, transportation, and the military. Welding experiencing high demand, and has become a professional that offers great potential in a wide range of industries. If you’re looking to begin or to advance your welding career, it’s important to acquire proper welding education.

Welding training and licensing are a critical step in the process of starting a career in welding in Canada. Skipping this step can put everyone involved in a welding project in danger. For example, if not all welders involved are properly trained to handle a hazardous material ─ such as compressed gases or asbestos, then the untrained individual could potentially neglect certain vital safety precautions. Moreover, aside from safety concerns, in order to become a professional welder, there are many required technical skills and knowledge to master. After all, welding is about your prowess and excellent ability to work with various materials. Today, employers have established standard requirements to be hired for welding positions - and require certifications and licenses from accredited institutions.

There are more than thirty types of welding techniques, ranging from simple techniques like oxy-flame welding, to high technology techniques like laser beam welding. The four most common techniques include Gas Metal Arc Welding, Tungsten Inert Gas, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Flux-Cored Arc Welding. These procedures are performed by trained practitioners who are highly trained to use welding equipment. Naturally, trained welders are expected to know and apply the highest safety precautions to their job. In addition, they must also have extensive knowledge on the properties of different materials, capability to inspect and perform standard quality controls, and proficiency in basic mathematical and electrical skills.

A proper welding certification or diploma will intertwine all the practical and theoretical knowledge of welding needed to perform a safe welding procedure in a project; students can immediately apply the skills they’ve learned to their chosen industry. At the Institute of Technical Trades, a leading educational facility and an official Testing Centre for professional welders, we are committed to training our students to become skilled and successful welders. To ensure that you receive an education aligned with government regulations, all of our welding courses are approved under the 2005 Private Career Colleges Acts. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced welding candidate, we offer comprehensive welding programs that will help you to advance your career.

At the Institute of Technical Trades, your career advancement and safety at your job are our top priorities. Since our establishment in 1968, we take great pride in our ability to provide the best technical training programs to our students. To find out more about our programs, or to signup, you can contact us by phone at (416) 750-1950 or 1 (800) 461-4981. You can also visit our office at 749 Warden Avenue in Toronto, Ontario.
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