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Apprenticeship / Trades

Parts Technician

Parts technicians perform ordering, warehousing, inventory control and sales of parts. For more information, see the Designated Trades Profile section of Alberta’s Tradesecrets website.

Contact

Any of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Client Service Offices located throughout Alberta. For a list of office locations and telephone numbers, click on “Contact Us” on the home page of the Tradesecrets website (tradesecrets.alberta.ca).

Legislation

Under Alberta’s Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Education Act [pdf], you do not have to be certified if you are self-employed or work for an employer who is satisfied that you have the skills and knowledge expected of a journeyperson certified by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training. To learn the trade, you must become a registered apprentice.

What You Need

The term of apprenticeship for both branches of this trade is 3 years (three 12-month periods) with 1,500 hours of on-the-job training in each year. Parts technicians attend 6 weeks of classroom instruction in the first and third years, and 8 weeks of classroom instruction in the second year. Materials technicians attend 6 weeks of classroom instruction in each year.

Apprentices must find suitable employers who are willing to hire and train apprentices.

Working in Alberta

Parts technicians trained in other provinces and territories can work in Alberta if they hold a certificate or license recognized by Alberta or have the skills and knowledge expected of a journeyperson certified in Alberta. For more information, see the Recognized Trade Certificates page of the Tradesecrets website.

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