Students enrolled in the General Machinist apprenticeship program will complete three levels of training. Students spend approximately 40% of their time in labs and shops and 60% of their time on theory-based training. Lambton College provides training that meets all requirements made by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).

As a student, some of the things you will learn are:

  • Applied trade safety practice
  • Applied trade calculations, charts, and tables
  • Engineering drawings/CAD (Computer-aided design) data, layout processes
  • Metallurgy
  • Metrology
  • Benchworking techniques
  • Metal cutting saw technology
  • Drilling, turning, milling and grinding technologies
  • Computerized Numerically Controlled (CNC) technology

Admission Requirements

This is an apprenticeship program.
You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants need a sponsor/employer and must register through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).

Applicants that are registered as an apprentice in a trade should receive a letter from the Ministry of Advance Education and Skills Development (MAESD) inviting them to apply for schooling. All applications from that point will need their payment processed by the Registrar’s Office at Lambton College.

If you are a registered apprentice and have not received a letter regarding apprenticeship schooling then contact your local MAESD office.


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Employment Opportunities

Graduates have an abundance of opportunities locally as this trade has been identified as one of the areas of skills required by local companies to expand and grow. Apprentices may be employed in manufacturing service shops and heavy industry.