Millwright Enhanced Foundation

Millwright Foundation Level 1 (Enhanced)

Program Description

The Enhanced Millwright Foundation Program consists of the harmonized Apprenticeship Level 1, a work practicum placement and Apprenticeship Level 2 technical training in addition to practical and essential skills related to the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) apprenticeship program.

"Millwright" means a person who dismantles, moves, installs, changes layout, sets-up, repairs, overhauls and maintains all machinery and heavy mechanical equipment, including power shafting, pulleys, conveyors and hoists.

Career Prospects

Excellent opportunities exist in local and regional industry for Millwrights.  Above average salaries are offered, as well as excellent working environments.


Location: Dawson Creek Campus

Length: 20 weeks (600 hours)

Start: September

Fees: Current Fee Schedule 

Admission Prerequisites

Applicants will fit one of the three specific groups:
1) High school dual credit students - Grade 10 level completion that includes:
• Grade 10 English, or Career and College Preparation English 030, with C+ or higher;
• Grade 10 Math (Apprenticeship and Workplace Math), Career and College Preparation Math 030, with C+ or higher;

2) Adults – Submission of a high school transcript indicating Grade 10 level completion that includes:
• Grade 10 English, or Career and College Preparation English 030, with C+ or higher;
• Grade 10 Math (Applications or Principles), or Career and College Preparation Math 030 with C+ or higher;

3) ESTR 037 (Intermediate-Level Essential Skills for Trades) with 67% or higher;

4) Adults or high school dual credit students – Completion of assessment: An applicant who does not have the above academic background is required to write an CAAT assessment in Reading Comprehension, Number Operations, Problem Solving, and Mechanical Reasoning. A minimum Grade Equivalent (GE) score of 10.0 or higher is required for Reading Comprehension, Number Operations, and Problem Solving; and an above average score (51/70, 6th Stanine) is required for Mechanical Reasoning. Based on the results of the assessment(s), applicants may be required to participate in an assessment interview to determine admissibility. Interview may be conducted via teleconference if necessary. 

Important Notes

  1. The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online.  Note that dual credit students are not eligible for Student Aid.
  2. Students must provide safety equipment, including footwear having CSA safety-toe protection and CSA safety glasses with clear lenses, gloves, coveralls, etc.
  3. The program is affiliated with the Industry Training Authority, Program Advisory Committee and School Districts 59, 60, 81 and 87.
  4. The information on this program page is a summary of the official Program Completion Guide approved by NLC’s Education Council. Download a PDF of the Program Completion Guide.

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Program Contact:
Program Instructor: Russ Haugen