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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.

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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

Traffic Signals

This program is designed to give the participant a general overview of the components that make up a signalized intersection, and how those components are put together to form a fully functional traffic signal installation. Safety while working in close proximity to...

PLC Sensors and Devices

Knowledge of sensors and PLC’s is essential for designing and maintaining process lines and production equipment on the plant floor. Sensors act as the eyes, ears and touch for programmable logic controllers. This course explores all five (5) common sensing...

Electronics – Level I

Can you read a discrete component electronic schematic? Could you design a feedback regulated linear power supply? If not, then come out and take part in this exciting new course. This hands-on, experiment-oriented course begins with the basics and progresses to...

First Aid and CPR

This is a two (2) session standard course where the participants receive training, testing and certification in both First Aid and CPR and a manual to keep for your own use. *In order to successfully meet the requirements of this program, you must be on time and...

Fibre Optics – Level I

In this updated program, students will learn about the world of Fibre Optics including: The basics of light transmission Safe handling procedures How to install connectors Basics of testing fibre cables Students will also be preparing and terminating a variety of...

Fire Alarm Certificate Renewal

Prerequisite – Successful completion of Fire Alarm Level 4 or Certificate Renewal, and current CERTI-FIRE license holder.  Under the agreement with the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office, Fire Alarm Certificates must be renewed every five years. This program reviews the...

Important Notice:

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.

The Spring 2022 Course Calendar is here!

SEE WHAT COURSES ARE STILL AVAILABLE

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