YOUR FUTURE IS ELECTRIC
WELCOME TO YOUR FUTURE
LEARN MORE, BE MORE
THE CHANGING FACE OF EDUCATION
The education and training department has a long-standing place in the history of IBEW Local 353. As far back as 1977 technical courses were offered on an ad hoc basis, and the first Education Committee meeting was held in 1977.
In 1992, our Toronto Training Centre was opened. It consisted of four classrooms but has since expanded to six classrooms with three shop areas.
In 2009, the Mississauga Training Centre opened and has grown to include seven classrooms, three shops and a complete welding lab with attached classroom.
Recently, we have added our Barrie and Oshawa Training Centres, which opened in 2012. Both of these centres have a joint classroom/ shop area, allowing us the ability to offer courses in our newly expanded territory.
Advances in technology are occurring in many areas, such as Solar Photo-Voltaic, LED lighting, electrical vehicles and new tools are being used every day. The electrical industry is ever-changing and IBEW Local 353 is committed to continually developing the programs that will keep our members on the leading edge of tomorrow’s technology. As our membership grows so shall we, as it remains our mission to ensure we provide the highest level of education for our membership as possible.
Education has come a long way. We currently offer an average of forty plus courses per semester – from A.C. Motor Control to Fibre Optics to PLC to Welding – with over 1,000 members participating annually.
Thanks to all our members for our continuing success and we look forward to seeing you in the classrooms!
NIGHT SCHOOL COURSES
This course will cover cut, strip, terminate and test structured wiring cables with a focus on correct preparation, termination and installation guidelines of audio/video, telecom/voice, and network/data cables. Everything you need to know for basic testing and...
Prerequisite – Fourth term Apprentice and working knowledge of Windows Word and Excel. In this course students are introduced to the MicroLogix Family of PLCs; MicroLogix 1000, 1100, 1200 and the SLC500 PLCs which are found in industry, commercial, home, environment,...
Prerequisite – Fourth term Apprentice or Journeyperson Electrician and working knowledge of Windows Word and Excel. This program is designed to explore the ControlLogix PLC capability as used in industries such as automotive, food processing, power generation,...
Mobile computing is rapidly replacing desktops for many day-to-day functions. On the jobsite, mobile computing is playing an increasingly important role – from taking pictures and sending emails – to emerging cloud-based applications for construction prints. Take this...
Prerequisite – Journeyperson Electrician. This course is designed as the first step for members interested in certified welding within the electrical trade. This fundamental course will allow the students to become familiar with the equipment and tools used to...
Prerequisite – Successful completion of Conduit Fabrication Level 1. Students will learn cutting and threading techniques for small and large rigid conduits through a variety of hands-on assignments and lectures. These techniques will include the use of hand, portable...
Effective March 1 we will no longer require members to provide proof of vaccination status.
The following COVID protocol is still in effect:
1. Masks must be worn at ALL times in the training centres.
2. Contact tracing forms need to be completed.
3. Social distancing where possible.
Complete information will be included with your confirmation letters.