Welding Basics

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This program prepares you for entry-level work with the goal of becoming a registered apprentice in welding. Be ready to work in five weeks!


Please Note: Acceptable file formats are PDF or WORD files emailed as attachments to application@womenbuildingfutures.com. We also accept faxed documents at 780-452-1279, or by mail or delivery at 10326 107 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K2. All other formats and online links will be disqualified. Thank you for your cooperation.

To apply to the program, fill out an application form.


If you want to type your application use

Welding Basics - Pre-Apprenticeship Training Application Form in Word

If you want to hand write your application use

Welding Basics - Pre-Apprenticeship Training Application Form in PDF


Click here to view our Resource and Referral guide!


If you are applying for funding for your tuition and living expenses you must attend an Information Session and Career Decision Making Workshop.



The program includes:

Introduction to: Drawing & blueprint reading, tools & equipment, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), oxygen acetylene cutting

Hands-on skills training in: Cutting, grinding, SMAW welding, GMAW welding, joining techniques, weld positions, welding safety and weld faults


  • Standard First Aid & CPR (level 1)
  • Confined Space
  • H2S Alive
  • Math Review
  • WBF Workplace Culture Awareness©
  • Job search and job retention support

The WBF Workplace Culture Awareness© module is designed specifically to help women understand the expectations of the construction workplace and prepare women for that environment.

Funding is available depending on student eligibility. A WBF advisor will help you explore your options. This is an approved Integrated Training Program with the Province of Alberta.

If you have questions or need help filling out the forms, a WBF Student Recruitment Advisor can help you:

Phone: 780-452-1200 or Toll free 1-866-452-1201

Email: application@womenbuildingfutures.com

or Register for an Information Session