Introduction To Millwrighting – Darlington Energy Complex – Wrap Up

Published On: May 29, 2023Categories: News Update
Darlington Energy Complex

Courtice, Ontario – On the 12th of May 2023, the Introduction to Millwrighting (ITM) program wrapped up at Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington Energy Complex. The 6-week training program was delivered to a cohort of 10 individuals from various Indigenous communities in the area. These individuals made significant life changes required to commit to the program with the goal of being successfully indentured into the Millwright union as first year apprentices.

Program Overview

The program consists of two weeks of in class training delivered in partnership with Durham College, as well as a four-week Introduction to Millwrighting course delivered by qualified Millwright union instructors. Throughout the 6-weeks it was evident that the cohort was fully committed and engaged in the opportunity and focused on the end goal of becoming a Millwright apprentice. The attitude, dedication and integration observed between the participants was exceptional and truly displayed the qualities required to be successful in the Millwright field.

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

  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Kagita Mikam
  • Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario (AABO)
  • Durham College
  • Millwright Local 2309
  • Millwright Regional Council (MRC)

This is the fourth ITM program that has been completed with overall exceptional results. The Millwright Regional Council is committed to look at future opportunities of this nature to strengthen indigenous representation within our membership.

OPG Ontario Power
Kagita Mikam
Millwright Local 2309
Millwright Regional Council - MRC