UBC Millwright Training

UBC millwrights are known throughout North America as the best trained and most well-prepared technicians for any project. Training lies at the heart of it all.

Training Is the Key

Contractors who employ Millwright Regional Council have access to unlimited, ongoing training for any project — according to standards that produce the same highly skilled labour regardless of location. Each year, we invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in training our members, from first-year apprentices to superintendents.

Journeypersons benefit from apprenticeships and skill-upgrade classes to help keep them on the cutting edge of innovations in materials and techniques. Educated, experienced foremen and superintendents receive specialized training programs designed to sharpen their supervisory skills — we build on a millwright’s on-the-job experience by adding leadership skills to help them motivate workers, communicate effectively and solve problems. We even offer customized training if a project needs it, and we provide training onsite, if that’s what it takes.

Millwright in training

Our Curriculum

Ensure the highest level of service and expertise, the least amount of production downtime and the safest jobsite practices by staffing your project with UBC millwrights. We have the training, skills and experience to complete the work safely, quickly, properly. Our training covers a wide range of industries and disciplines, and we continuously upgrade and expand our training per industry needs. Here is a sampling of our current offerings.

Legislated & Safety Training

Just a sampling of our legislated & safety skills training includes:

  • JHSC Certified Training
  • Working at Heights
  • Confined Space
  • Basic Health & Safety
  • Lock & Tag Out
  • First Aid
  • CPR & AED

Technical Skills Training

Just a sampling of our technical skills training includes:

  • Aerial Lift Qualification
  • All position recognized Welding Qualifications
  • Artificial Intelligence Mechanics
  • Automation Technician
  • Convention Forklift Qualification
  • Electromechanical Technician
  • Elevated Work Platforms
  • FARO Optics
  • Flowserve Qualified Pump Repair Technician Level I
  • Gas Turbine Familiarization
  • Gas Turbine Qualification
  • Hytorc Bolting Qualification
  • Machinery Alignment Qualification
  • Millwright Precision Optical Alignment
  • IHSA Foreman Training
  • Versa-Lift / High Capacity Forklift
  • 15 Ton Broderson
  • Welding & Fabrication
  • CWB All Position Welding
  • MIG & TIG All Position Stainless and Aluminum
  • Flux-Core
  • Mechanical Print Reading
  • Mechatronics
  • Mobile Crane 8 Ton Qualifications
  • NCCA Certified Rigger Qualification
  • NCCA Certified Signaler Qualification
  • Optics all instruments
  • PLC 1 Technician
  • PLC 2 Technician
  • Robotics Technician
  • Rough Terrain Forklift Qualifications
  • Siemens 1 and 2 Technician Qualification
  • Steam Turbine Qualification
  • Total Station
  • Valve and Actuator Technician
  • Carbon Arc Gouging
  • Oxy-Fuel
  • Fabrication Machinery
  • Plasma & Beveler
  • Oxygen-Acetylene Torch
  • HACCP Training

Welding & Fabrication Training

  • Welding & Fabrication
  • CWB All Position Welding
  • MIG & TIG All Position Stainless and Aluminum
  • Flux-Core
  • Carbon Arc Gouging
  • Oxy-Fuel
  • Fabrication Machinery
  • Plasma & Beveler
  • Oxygen-Acetylene Torch

Leadership Skills Training

Just a sampling of our leadership technical training includes:

  • 3rd Year Apprentice: Helping Build Our Industries
  • UBC Journeyperson: Building Leadership for a Strong Future
  • Foreman Training: Building a Solid Foundation
  • Collaborative Leadership: Building Jobsite Leaders
  • UBC Leadership: Building Teams for a Strong Future
  • UBC Excellence: Building Frontline Leaders
  • Mentoring Training
  • Delegate Training: Building a Better, Stronger Union
  • Communication Skills for Leaders
  • Marketing Training
  • Superintendent Training
  • Public Speaking/Presentation Skills (Basic & Advanced)
  • Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution
  • Construction Industry Ethics
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Project Management

Health and Wellness Training

Just a sampling of our Health and Wellness training includes:

  • Mental Health Commission of Canada – The Working Mind (Virtual) Manager
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada – The Working Mind (Virtual) Employee
  • St. John Ambulance – Mental Health and Wellness for the Workplace (Virtual) Format
  • St. John Ambulance – Mental Health First Aid – Standard (Virtual)
  • Mental Health: Awareness
  • Mental Health: Health and Wellness Strategies
  • Mental Health: Signs, Symptoms & Solutions
  • Mental Health: Psychologically Healthy Workplaces
  • Mental Health: Communication Strategies

Employ the safest, highly skilled Millwright workforce today. Make the wright move!

State-of-the-Art Facilities

The UBC’s International Training Center is a facility like no other in the world. At the ITC’s 1.2 million-square-foot campus, millwrights hone skills in confined space, using our turbine pit. They work on gas and steam turbines, conveyors, compressors and pumps, and they train using two 35-ton or four 20-ton overhead bridge cranes. UBC millwrights and instructors have access to the most up-to-date equipment and tools to help hone their craft.

In addition to training millwrights, the ITC is the home base for our initiative to train local trainers. This ensures trainers are delivering the most current craft-skills instruction to members at more than 250 local training centers across North America.

Preparing Millwrights for Safer Work

Safety is a critical component of training for Millwright Regional Council, and we ensure the knowledge level is maximized for confined space, disaster response, fall protection, first aid, CPR, and automated external defibrillation and more.

“At OPG we are impressed with the professionalism we see in the Millwrights that are deployed for work in our facilities, this is a testament to the time taken to train them to be skilled workers who take pride in their workmanship.”
Bill Owens
SVP, Refurbishment Execution | Nuclear Refurbishment, Ontario Power Generation
APM - Atlantic Power Maintenance
“In today’s environment, you have to continuously be improving. The UBC millwrights are the most highly qualified people that can be on a jobsite.”
Rick Rives
President, Atlantic Plant Maintenance
Siemens Westinghouse
“The UBC millwright crews are highly productive, with few non-recordable and zero recordable injuries. For logging over 100,000 hours worked on the job so far, that’s not too bad.”
Michael F. McCormick
President, Siemens Westinghouse Generation Services
Black & McDonald
“UBC millwright crews bring a wealth of knowledge, skills, and professionalism to the job on our site, both of which are highly valued in our nuclear environment where safety and quality are our overriding priorities.”
Murray Hoggart
Site Manager Darlington, Black & McDonald
Conveyor Specialities
“The performance and attitudes of UBC millwrights that we’ve seen throughout the entire country has been excellent. They’re working hard and they’re working safe.”
Chris Stevens
Owner, Conveyor Specialties
Newell Machinery Company
“UBC millwrights have provided us with a fantastic resource for labour and opened up all kinds of opportunities that we didn’t have access to before.”
Greg Moharin
Vice President, Newell Machinery
“The UBC millwright crews did very well and they were very professional. The UBC has provided us with a level of expertise that is beyond what we expected. The most important asset is their skill set. The training that the UBC provides millwrights is to be commended.”
Mike Arnoff
Owner, Arnoff (Mechanical Equipment) Moving