Industrial Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship – Free Program

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Industrial Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship


Community Partnerships Office and the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET) 


Online and the Casa Loma Campus


32-weeks skills training (Including an 8-week placement)

  • 8-Weeks of Academic Upgrading and Workplace Culture & Skills Training Preparation
  • 14-Weeks Level 1 Industrial Mechanic Millwright (433A)
  • 1-Week of a Secondary Trade (Welding)
  • 8-Weeks of Placement


June 24, 2024

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Program graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from George Brown College’s Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET). The Industrial Mechanic Millwright (433A) trade curriculum is developed by Ontario College of Trades. Most courses provide graduates with Ontario Public College credits which may be applied towards an apprenticeship program.




Academic Upgrading and Workplace Culture & Skills Training Preparation and Industrial Mechanic Millwright Level 1 is taught by George Brown College’s School of Work and College Preparation and Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET).

The courses will be delivered online and in-person. Some of them are teacher-led and others follow a hybrid, self-directed format where students review the material (power points and manuals/textbooks) over a specified period of time combined with several hours of teacher-led review/question & answer time. Labs will be done in person.

Program Description

Full Program Description

George Brown College’s 32 week Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship Program allows students to explore and develop skills related to the Industrial Mechanic Millwright (433A) trade.

Students will learn:

  • Industry techniques in maintaining and repairing factory equipment & automated systems
  • Theory & practice of machine fabrication & repair
  • Maintenance needs of manufacturing & production industry
  • Measurements, mathematics, blueprint interpretation

The purpose of the program is to equip graduates with the skills, tools, networks, opportunities, and experience to transition into and thrive in the construction sector.


The Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship Program includes:

8-Weeks Academic Upgrading and Workplace Culture & Skills Training Preparation

14-Weeks Level 1 Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship (433A) courses include:

  • Machine Technology     
  • Workshop Technology  
  • Workshop Practice        
  • Rigging and Hoisting
  • Electrical
  • Trades Math     
  • Drafting             

1-Week of a Secondary Trade

  • Welding

8-Week work placement:

  • 280 hours placement

Students also have ongoing job coaching/employment support and workshop opportunities. The program includes First Aid/CPR, Working at Heights safety certifications and a supported industry work placement.

Tuition and Fees

There are no fees associated with this program. The textbooks, safety equipment and tools are included. Students are not eligible to receive OSAP funding.

How to Qualify and Apply


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Interested applicants will be assessed for English & Math Skills (Ontario Grade 12 or equivalent)
  • Applicants must have a current resume and be able to demonstrate interest and suitability to both training and employment in the Millwright trade
  • Must be able to work in Ontario
  • Permanent resident or Canadian Citizen
  • Must be able to commit to 32-weeks training
  • Must have access to a computer and internet

Admissions Process:

The admissions process for the Industrial Mechanic Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship Program consists of 4 steps:

  • Submitting an online application
  • Attending a program information session
  • Completing an online literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Participating in an interview

Once all these steps have been completed and results reviewed, candidates will be notified by email as to their acceptance status.

Contact Us

The Community Partnerships Office hosts information sessions regularly.

For more information or to book an information session at your location please contact:

General Inquiries:

Heather Edmund: 416-415-5000 x 6647 –

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is the literacy & numeracy assessment required for admission to the Industrial Millwright Pre-Apprenticeship program and how do I prepare for the assessment?

A: Literacy and numeracy assessments are required for all candidates interested in pursuing the program because they provide us with a baseline understanding of individuals’ skills and where they may need more support. 

The assessment is a measure of the transferable skills applicants already utilize in common/familiar contexts, so preparation is not a requirement.

However, if you want to have a better sense of what the assessment looks like, here is a link for the set of practice questions that will give a good idea of the kinds of contextualized questions applicants will encounter in the actual assessment:

Q: Do I need to be a resident of Ontario to participate in this program?

A: Yes. You must be a resident of Ontario and eligible to work in the province.