Introduction to Millwright Pilot Program

Published On: August 23, 2021Categories: News Update

On The 9th of August 2021, an Introduction to Millwrighting (ITM) pilot program was launched at one of Bruce Power’s training facilities. The cohort of 8 individuals who were chosen are all interested in becoming a member of the Millwright Union. These individuals were selected from various Indigenous communities in the Bruce area and were interviewed by a team to confirm their availability and commitment. The creation and implementation of the program is an excellent example of what can be achieved through collaboration efforts between multiple organizations.

Program Overview

The ITM program is a 6-week program that consists of 4 weeks of Millwright skills training in conjunction with 2 weeks of training in the area of math, spatial reasoning and communication. The goal of the program is for the participants to be indentured into the Millwright Union as 1st year apprentices, guide their successful completion of the required Union entry aptitude test and prepare them for safe dispatch to a site for work.

The following organizations were involved in the creation, funding and launching of the ITM program.

  • Millwright Regional Council – Canada
  • Millwright Local 1592
  • Bruce Power
  • Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
  • Huronia Area Aboriginal Management Board
  • Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario
  • Grey Bruce Georgian Adult Learning Centres

Upon completion of this pilot program and future courses, we will conduct a review to ensure our offerings are continually improving to meet the growing needs of our community partners.

The Millwright Union is committed to work with our Indigenous and community leaders to build pathways for success through education, experience, and knowledge.