Students entering Murdoch MacKay's Welding Technology Program are provided with a facility that is second to none. Our facility exceeds safety standards set by the Government of Manitoba. The program is project based, giving the students the seat time necessary to hone their skills. Starting with welding basics in Grade 9, students have a gradual learning/skill progression to the many different disciplines offered - GMAW, SMAW, MCAW, GTAW, oxy-acetylene welding/cutting, plasma cutting, CNC plasma design, hand tools, hydraulic brake/press/shear/tubing bender, band saws, iron workers, angle grinders and the ever important ability to read and interpret blueprints and welding symbols on complex diagrams. Students have the opportunity to graduate the Welding Technology Program with Level 1 Accreditation and CWB certification. We pride ourselves on preparing students for the work force or post-secondary education.
Where are some of the places our students go upon graduation?
Winnipeg Wheel Works
Eco Tex (British Columbia)
Post-secondary education is another option for our students. Students have enrolled in the following programs:
RRC Welding Program
MITT Welding Program
U of M Engineering
AMMOP - Aerospace Maintenance and Manufacturing Program
Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities throughout their high school career:
Grade 12 students can qualify for CWB testing and receive up to 6 certifications:
CWA Welding Competition - Students compete in engineering fabrication projects against companies from across Winnipeg and other schools across the province, successfully placing in the top 3 since its inception in 2015. Bridge building, catapult and crane building have been a few of the projects made.
Skills Manitoba - Students from Welding Programs across the province converge on the campus at Red River College to compete in the Welding Technology competition.
Phil with the Silver!
Skills Manitoba 2013
Our students are always involved in helping the community. With combined efforts, our Welding and Machining Technology Programs have raised over $17 000.00 (over the last 7 years) for United Way's - "Koats for Kids". We have also raised over $1000.00 (over the last 2 years) in non-perishable food for the Transcona Food Bank. Our students are always eager to put their work on display around Transcona and Winnipeg.
Brighton and Brianna getting ready before going on air with Global News!
Murdoch Mackay time capsule - Dane Derewianchuk 2016
Transcona time capsule - Dayne Dusyk - 2013
Picnic tables for Robert Andrews School
Bicycle racks for Valley Gardens Middle School
Gate for Oxford Heights Community Club
Benches for John Gunn Middle School
A gift for the mayor.
CWA - Phil McGregor Award - $1000.00 bursary to Philipp Kister for the top student metal fabrication project in the province.
An amazing tribute piece made by Bryce from Murdoch MacKay's hockey team to the Broncos.
METAL FABRICATION EVENTS!
We start the year off with toasted tomato sandwich day...
Then we have our annual Thanksgiving hot wings deep fry..
The annual pre-Christmas break pig roast always fills up some bellies.
GRADUATING STUDENTS - STEAK BBQ
8377 Exploration of Technical Vocational Education 15S 15E 15M
This is an optional course intended for students wishing to explore welding technology. The emphasis is on hands-on introductory welding activities.
8378 Introduction to Welding Technology 20S 20E 20M
This course is intended to introduce students to a potential career in welding. The emphasis is on hands-on basic welding activities using GMAW (MIG), SMAW (ARC), and Oxy-Acetylene equipment.
8414 Metal Design / Fabrication & Oxy-Acetylene Procedures 30S 30E 30M
This course is intended for students who are considering a career in welding. The emphasis is on the design and fabrication of intermediate metal projects, as well as on Oxy-Acetylene procedures.
8474 Basic GMAW (MIG) Procedures 30S 30E 30M
This course is intended for students who are considering a career in welding. The emphasis is on hands-on basic flat GMAW (MIG) welding procedure.
8486 Basic SMAW (ARC) Procedures 30S 30E 30M
This course is intended for students who are considering a career in welding. The emphasis is on hands-on basic flat SMAW (ARC) welding procedures.
8487 Advanced GMAW (MIG) Procedures 40S 40E 40M
This course is intended for students who are intending to pursue a career in welding. The emphasis is on hands-on advanced positional GMAW (MIG) welding procedures.
8488 Advanced SMAW (ARC) Procedures 40S 40E 40M
This course is intended for students who are intending to pursue a career in welding. The emphasis is on hands-on advanced positional SMAW (ARC) welding procedures.
8489 Advanced Metal Design / Fabrication 40S 40E 40M
This course is intended for students who are intending to pursue a career in welding. The emphasis is on the design and fabrication of advanced metal projects.
8503 Applied Specialties & Qualifications 40S 40E 40M
This course is intended for students who are intending to pursue a career in welding. The emphasis is on preparing for and performing the Manitoba Welder Practical Examination Structural Level 1 (Canadian Welding Bureau). Students are also introduced to hoisting, lifting and rigging, as well as access equipment.
Not only will the fundamental theoretical and practical aspects of welding be looked at, but various projects will be taken on to get the creative juices flowing for the students.
Check out my colleague, Mr. Morley's website for even more information and opportunities in the Metal Fabrication Program.
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