Programs

SPRING 2024 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Saugeen Sparks Training Centre Presents:

Spring Night Classes 2024

Welding Starting May 1st & Electrical Starting May 15th
Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm

Saugeen District Senior School (SDSS)
740 Gustavus St, Port Elgin Ontario – Rm 129

Intermediate Welding Program
and
Intermediate Residential Electrical Program

No Registration Fee
Previous experience preferred

These programs are being offered to participants as next steps after completing the introductory fall night class programs.

Participants will engage in hands-on learning in an inclusive and engaging environment.

Welding Program
Registration is capped at 12 participants.

Residential Electrical
Registration is capped at 20 participants

Acceptance Notification
Registrants will receive an e-mail confirming registration for program selected.
Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Intermediate Welding Program

Starting May 1st – Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm

Course information and objectives:
A hands-on program in project-based learning.
The program includes group demonstrations and one on one instruction.
Participants learn and progress at their own pace.

Participants will be provided with Welding Safety instruction and will learn introductory Shielded Metal Arc Welding (stick welding) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG).

In the Shielded Metal Arc Welding component of the Welding program participants will learn how to:

  • Safely turn on and set up a welder.
  • Use grinders and hand tools to complete tasks.
  • Join pieces of metal using arc welding, also known as stick welding.
  • Complete basic and advanced joints, welding positions, and techniques in arc welding.

In the Gas Metal Arc Welding component of the Welding program participants will:

  • Learn how to safely turn on and set up a MIG welding machine.
  • Use grinders and hand tools to complete tasks
  • Learn basic joint welding of components.
  • Learn basic and advanced joints, welding positions, and techniques in MIG welding.

SAFETY FIRST
Participants must:
Follow the program instructor’s directions at all times.
Use the safety equipment and PPE supplied.
Wear safety glasses which are mandatory and supplied.
Wear closed-toed shoes and long pants. No loose or dangling clothing, hair or jewelry.

Intermediate Residential Electrical Program

Starting May 15th – Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm

Course information and objectives:
A hands-on program in project-based learning.
The program includes group demonstrations and one on one instruction.
Participants learn and progress at their own pace.

Participants will be provided with Electrical Safety instruction and will make 5 electrical circuits that will facilitate and incorporate:

  • Learning and understanding electrical terminology.
  • Learning how to safely use the tools and materials of residential electrical construction.
  • Understanding electrical measurement systems.
  • Use of a multimeter.
  • Understanding basic electrical drawings.
  • Making electrical circuits.
  • Lock out and Tag out (LOTO) training

SAFETY FIRST
Participants must:
Follow the program instructor’s directions at all times.
Use the safety equipment and PPE supplied.
Wear safety glasses which are mandatory and supplied.
Wear closed-toed shoes and long pants. No loose or dangling clothing, hair or jewelry.

Registration Form


Operating Plan and Program Development 2024

Programs delivered will align with trade apprenticeship standards, primary, secondary and post secondary programing, the Habitat for Humanity Aspire Youth Training program and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship (OYAP) Outreach Program.

Additionally, the Centre’s goal is to work with youth participants, School Boards, and participating Community Colleges to deliver dual credit programs.

Consistent with the Centre’s mandate to “spark interest in the skilled trades”, the Centre will be launching its 2024 programing by delivering two Intermediate skills programs this spring at Saugeen District Senior School. The one night a week, 3-hour program will include 2 classes, one offering Intermediate Welding and the other will focus on Intermediate Resendential Electrical.

There is no fee for these programs and the goal is to not only provide experiential intermediate skilled trades training, but also to provide further information on next steps to pursuing further education via links to post secondary dual-credit courses, and pathways to labour union pre-apprenticeship programs.

For the night class programs, experienced volunteer instructors and mentors have been recruited with the requisite skill-sets, prior experience and expertise to deliver the programs in a professional and inclusive manner.