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.

Industrial 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

*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)FDTNSeptember 3, 2024March 6, 202524 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)FDTNSeptember 2, 2025March 5, 202624 Weeks

 *Projected | All dates subject to change |

Apprenticeship Program

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

  • Have an employer sponsor
  • Register with SkilledTradesBC
  • Complete your apprenticeship training

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

Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprenticeship Training Schedule

*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)1March 3, 2025 April 17, 20257 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)1March 2, 2026April 16, 20267 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)2April 22, 2024June 6, 20247 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)2September 3, 2024October 17, 20247 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)2April 28, 2025June 12, 20257 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)2October 27, 2025December 11, 20257 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)3January 6, 2025February 20, 20257 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)3September 2, 2025October 16, 20257 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)4October 21, 2024December 5, 20247 Weeks
*Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)4January 5, 2026February 19, 20267 Weeks

 *Projected | All dates subject to change |