Welding student watches closely as two metals are welded together amidst sparks

Spark your skills. Learn a variety of welding processes and use specialized equipment to create a solid bond between metal plate and/or pipe. Welders work on custom fabrication, ship building and repair, pressure vessels, pipelines, structural construction welding, and machinery. 

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Welder Foundation
  • Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Salmon Arm
  • Certificate
Welder Apprenticeship
  • Kelowna
  • Apprenticeship
Welder Modular Training
  • Kelowna
  • Apprenticeship

Welding Supervisor and Inspector Courses

In partnership with the CWB Group Industry Solutions and CWB Education, Okanagan College has become a host for welding supervisor and inspector courses at our Vernon campus. Developed and presented by experts in the field, these courses give the opportunity to advance your career and upgrade your skills in a classroom setting. Throughout the year Okanagan College will host Welding Supervisor Steel (WSS), Welding Supervisor Aluminum (WSA), Welding Inspector Level 1 (Level 1) and Welding Inspector Level 2 (Level 2) training. 

For upcoming dates and to register please visit the CWB website.

Upcoming Dates


Vernon Trades

Additional options

Modular training

Okanagan College also offers modular welding training. Welder B is suited to those who are working in the industry who are not registered as an apprentice with Skilled Trades BC, and whose hours are typically recorded in a logbook. This is an alternate route to achieving Red Seal Certification as a journeyperson welder. 

Weld Testing and Upgrading

Okanagan College is a recognized welder testing agency for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Branch. Upgrading and testing procedures are for presently or recently employed welders, who wish to improve their techniques and become proficient in special processes, or wish to upgrade their existing qualifications.

The Women of Steel™: Forging Forward Program

In partnership with the CWB Welding Foundation, Okanagan College is one of 14 hosts across Canada for CWB Welding Foundation’s initiative: The Women of Steel™: Forging Forward Program. This pre-employment program is tuition free and includes practical theory, hands-on welding training, and skills development in a safe and supportive environment. Short training periods will be used to train the participants in several welding processes, with the ability to obtain multiple CWB welding qualifications in various positions with multiple processes making graduates ready for apprenticeship, post-secondary, and employment.

The program is not currently scheduled,

Two Women of Steel participants show off what they made in the program.


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