SPECIAL NOTICE: In order to maintain physical distancing and comply with public health regulations, Fanshawe may deliver this program through a blend of online and face to face classes this fall, where Ministry-approved. Students will need to have technology necessary to complete online learning and this may include a webcam, internet access and a computer. Please consult your Program Coordinator for applicability to your level of study.

Ready to get your hands dirty and start working? - 2021/2022

With all the building and installing that comes with being a machinist, it might be hard to imagine ever being bored. The General Machinist Apprenticeship, offered through the Ontario Youth Apprentice-YES program, will give you the support and training you need to find a career in this exciting field.

You’ll learn to build, install, operate, maintain and repair machines in a supportive environment that will help you reach your full potential. You’ll also learn to operate precision metal-cutting instruments and grinding machines including lathes, drills, grinders, and milling machines.

Fanshawe’s General Machinist program will ensure that you learn the sophisticated computerized numeric control (CNC) systems that are part of the modern machinist’s toolkit. If you like working with numbers and have strong reading skills, then the opportunities for a satisfying and rewarding career as a machinist are endless.

Central to the program is the apprenticeship component. Here, you’ll work under the instruction of experienced workers who will teach you skills you will need to succeed with shorter lengths of classroom or online training.

If you like learning and working side-by-side, consider pursuing this program that will show you the path to becoming a Machinist.

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

Applicants need a sponsor/employer.
Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MLTSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.

More information about Apprenticeships at Fanshawe.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.


More Information - 2021/2022

Program Details

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Canadian Students

Program Code
Declaration of Academic Achievement