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Old 10-22-2009, 05:37 PM
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Where do you Canadians learn your Sheet Metal Work. Are you withS.M.W.I.A. ??? Just curious :?: :?: dupree
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:07 PM
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Where do you Canadians learn your Sheet Metal Work. Are you withS.M.W.I.A. ??? Just curious :?: :?: dupree
Some are with SMWIA, some are not.
To get a license, you must have someone hire you as an apprentice.
Your employer can be union or non-union.
It's a 5 year process with 3 sessions at college.
At the end of it all you write the red seal exam.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:41 PM
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i did my apprenticeship in BC and my schooling in the sheet metal union trades school, if your not a union member you can do your schooling at BCIT. The requirements here are 6400 hours with 4 10 week sessions of school after each 1600 hours completed, the red seal exam comes from the Industry Training Board. I did my whole apprenticeship in a stainless steel fabrication shop, so i feel very unprepared for the exam as i have not done any hvac.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:52 PM
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If you've gone through the 4 sessions of school, I think most of the information you need would have been covered.
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I'm a 4th Year and just finished basic (were back logged here in Southern Ontario) and one of my teachers was one of four people who wrote the tests. He was giving us a heads up as to what to expect to be on the test.
Apparently there is alot of formula question like "Calculate the wire needed in a wired edge". I have been told by alot of Journeymen I work with that the test is really easy and I should challange it. I think I'm going to wait though.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:32 PM
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ive heard the test was easy by older journeymen, but ive also heard the test has changed quite a bit considering all the new high efficiency eqiupment thats coming out and theres also alot more building code surounding the HVAC system installation now than there use to be.
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:10 PM
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ive heard the test was easy by older journeymen, but ive also heard the test has changed quite a bit considering all the new high efficiency eqiupment thats coming out and theres also alot more building code surounding the HVAC system installation now than there use to be.
hey are you in vancouver?
your shop on venables..
for your information i apprenticed in a truck manufacturing plant in edmonton ..all you need to know for the red seal is usualy taught in the first four years of your apprenticeship..otherwise it is just common sense stuff..
i just recently open a stainless shop on the island..
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:04 PM
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i worked for Scientek Hospital and Laboratory Equuip in Richmond, and Northwestern Systems Corp. also s/s lab equipment in Vancouver (Annicis island). ive also just recently came from Edmonton where i worked a 6 month contract for Linzen-Stainless Dreams, where abouts on the island you open up your stainless shop?are you doing commercial kitchen?
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:32 PM
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Stainleesdreams since when did they start going to 10 weeks for 4 years at BCIT
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:23 AM
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i didnt, i went to the Sheet Metal Union training center in burnaby, i finished 4th year a year ago, i have over 10000 hours registered at ITA i just havent written my IP, im scheduled to write Nov 18
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