|If you think you would like to work as a millwright,
you should take courses in math, science, mechanics, technical drawing
|A solid education is very important to the millwright
trade - and highly valued in the industry. Preliminary training will make
your apprenticeship easier, and continuous training will open up a great
number of future job opportunities.
|To become a millwright apprentice, you must first apply
to the local union office nearest you. Every applicant must undergo an
aptitude test, organized by the local union. The minimum age requirement
is 16 years old, and all applicants must have a Grade 10 education and
a mechanical aptitude.
|It is also recommended that those planning a career
as a millwright should attend a trade-related
community college for one or two years.
|But before you can actually become a licensed millwright,
you have to work as a millwright apprentice. It takes a minimum of four
years or 8,000 hours to complete an apprenticeship program, during which
time you will undergo classroom and on-the-job training. To find out more,
see Apprenticeship and Training.