YOUR FUTURE IS ELECTRIC

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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

Fire Alarm – Level II

Integrated Fire Alarm Controls EVAC Systems & Fire Alarm Extinguishing Control Panels Prerequisite - Successful completion of Fire Alarm - Level I. This course is designed to give students a complete and accurate look at the installation of a modern fire alarm...

Inventing with Programmable Microchips

Have you noticed how many devices are programmable in our modern society? Have you ever wondered what acts as the brains of these devices? If you are curious about microchips and want to learn how to program them then this is the course for you. A microchip is a...

Conduit Fabrication Level I

Prerequisite – Minimum first term Apprentice. This introductory course was designed to provide members with an overview of EMT conduit bending procedures. It is intended for members who have minimal or no conduit bending skills. The focus of this course is to provide...

Fire Alarm – Level I

Members successfully completing the Fire Alarm & Protection Systems four-level program will receive a certification card. This card is recognized by the Fire Marshall’s office for performing annual tests, inspections, repairs and alterations to existing Fire Alarm...

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!

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