Fleming introduces new Plumber Apprenticeship program

Peterborough ON – (March 30, 2021) Plumbers are highly valued tradespeople and an integral part of any construction and maintenance team. Fleming has a brand new Plumber Apprenticeship program for those interested in this rewarding career to cut their teeth – and pipes – right here in the Peterborough-Kawartha region.

Plumbing is an in-demand career in a growing field with opportunities available in the region and across the province. The Plumber Apprenticeship allows individuals to pursue a career as a plumber, pipefitter, contractor or supervisor in residential, commercial or industrial settings.

Along with the experience gained through work, the program involves three in-school sessions of 240 hours each:

  • Basic: Learn about the tools and piping methods, plumbing systems, workplace safety, rigging and hoisting, and welding
  • Intermediate: Train in plumbing systems, drain-waste-vent piping, and trade calculations and documentation
  • Advanced: Consolidate and build on skills learned through in-depth training in plumbing systems, process piping systems and trade documentation

The training sessions for the program will be in the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, a state-of-the-art facility with the latest labs, tools and equipment at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus in Peterborough. Fleming’s instructors are fully qualified tradespeople and experts in the field with connections to local tradespeople and organizations.

As this is an apprenticeship program, eligibility is determined by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and it also presents the offer to attend. Applicants must be registered apprentices with the Ministry, which includes being sponsored by an eligible employer. More information about apprenticeship in Ontario is available here.

For more information about the Plumber Apprenticeship program at Fleming, please visit: Plumber Apprenticeship Level One.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
705.749.5530 x 1370

Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
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