Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)

Industrial mechanics are in high demand – start your career here!

As an industrial mechanic (millwright), you’re a true Jack of all Trades! Industrial mechanics, also known as millwrights, are equal parts electrician, machinist, mechanic, and plumber.

To work as an industrial mechanic, you should:

  • Have an interest in “the way things work” and the ability to dismantle and reassemble things.
  • Have the ability to draw things accurately and be detail oriented.
  • Have an awareness of your surrounding environment and workspace

Millwrights install, repair, overhaul, and maintain a variety of machines in addition to mechanical equipment like conveyor systems.

To become an Industrial Mechanic there are two ways to start.


Industiral Mechanic (Millwright) Pathways

Foundation Program

  • 24-week full time program
  • September intake
  • You do not need an employer to take the Industrial Mechanic Foundation program! In fact, the main reason to take the program is to gain experience and knowledge about the industrial mechanic trade to make it easier for you to find an employer to sponsor you for the remaining three levels of your apprenticeship.

If you are a high school student, contact the counseling office at your high school for information on how to become a Youth Train in Trades student and get a jump-start on your trades training while you complete your high school diploma. Learn more about the Youth Train in Trades program.

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Foundation Training Schedule

ProgramLevelStartsEndsLength
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) FDTNSeptember 7, 2021March 3, 202224 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)FDTNSeptember 6, 2022March 2, 202324 Weeks

 *Projected | All dates subject to change |


Apprenticeship Program

To begin an apprenticeship to become an Industrial Mechanic, you must:

College of the Rockies offers all four levels of Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) technical training.

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship Training Schedule

ProgramLevelStartsEndsLength
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Blended)1September 7, 2021October 21, 20217 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Blended)1September 6, 2022October 20, 20227 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Blended)2October 25, 2021December 9, 20217 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Blended)2May 2, 2022June 16, 20227 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Blended)3March 7, 2022April 21, 20227 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Blended)3October 24, 2022December 8, 20227 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Blended)3March 6, 2023April 20, 20237 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Blended)4January 10, 2022February 24, 20227 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (Blended)4January 9, 2023February 23, 20237 Weeks

 *Projected | All dates subject to change |