Richard Alexander shows students how to bend a welding rodClick image to enlargeCWB Group has enacted plans to ensure academic progress of students isn’t affected by Canada’s national lockdown to combat the Covid-19 virus.

The Welding education group is offering its Health and Safety course free of charge and added a number of online courses to the roster with more to follow over the next few weeks.

“During this period of isolation and physical distancing, we are launching a series of free online courses designed to keep our customers and team members connected with the goal of providing continuous learning opportunities,” said Darcy Yantz, Manager of CWB Education.

“We want to make sure that we give them the correct tools and resources without the burden of fees so that they’re free to learn the skills and fluency that they need to progress beyond the classroom,” she said.

Currently, the online courses being offered free of charge include:

  • Introduction to Welding Processes                                                          
  • W59 Workshop for Supervisors and Inspectors                                                  
  • Basic Inspection Methods                                                                    
  • Health & Safety Course                                                                 

The organization’s national education and standardization arm, CWBi Acorn, is also working to produce online course resources for secondary and post-secondary schools teaching welding and metal fabrication.

The educational package will include 18 foundational courses and be provided at no cost to support the growth and sustainability of Canada’s skilled workforce. The material includes downloadable content, tests and course materials. Additionally, the team at CWBi Acorn will provide training to all instructors on how to implement classes virtually.

“Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, students and educators across the country have seen a drastic shift in the delivery, instruction and learning in their programs,” said Trent Konrad, Acorn program manager.

Click here for more information on the health and safety training, and visit CWBi Acorn’s site for more information on the young worker learning opportunities.  

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