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Insulator (Heat and Frost) Apprentice


Credential: Apprenticeship
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Description

Insulators read blueprints and specifications to determine job requirements and select, install and secure a variety of insulation materials (calcium silicate, glass foam, mineral wool, Styrofoam, fiberglass) based on the size, surface characteristics and location of pipes, ductwork and other mechanical systems. Insulators possess the agility to work in confined spaces and are comfortable working at heights in both indoor and outdoor environments under potentially uncomfortable and hazardous conditions including the disposal of asbestos insulation. Insulators have an aptitude for precision work, demonstrate a high degree of manual dexterity and enjoy working with minimal supervision.

Apprentices may be eligible for financial support

How to register

Entrance Requirements

To enter an apprenticeship, you must have the educational qualifications required for the trade to which you apply. Entrance requirements are monitored by Alberta and Industry Training.

See the Apprentice System of Training to find out about becoming a registered apprentice. 

Apprentice Success Services

Have you been out of school for some time? SAIT is committed to your success and is pleased to offer resources designed to prepare you for your training at SAIT and make your learning experience a successful one while in training. Visit Study Skills and Learning Strategies to learn how SAIT can help promote your success.

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