Belleville, Ontario, Canada 1-888-569-2547 ext. 2294

Machine Trade Skills

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This 60 hour program has been designed to provide learners with an introduction to the skills and techniques required to perform machine related tasks in the Machine Trade and manufacturing industry.

Who should attend?

Anyone working in the machine trades, fabrication and manufacturing industry.

What you will Learn:

Blueprint Reading – Mechanical: To be able to read and interpret a mechanical part drawing and an assemble drawing, recognizing the shape.  Also using an assembly drawing and parts list, correctly identify and list the parts to assemble the components.

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing:  Ability to confidently assess and discuss issues that arise from GD&T when applied to engineering drawings.  Competence to achieve GT&T verification through practical application of measurement.

Precision Measurement (Metrology):  The participants will be able to:

  • Achieve imperial to metric conversion with and without calculators
  • Identify and describe measurement tools used in the trade
  • Use outside micrometers, verniers, calipers, dial indicators, guage blocks, inside micrometers, depth micrometers, telescoping gauges, radius gauges
  • Identify surface finish requirements

Machine Shop:  The participants will be able to safely set up and operate engine lathe, drill press, vertical mills, surface grinder, band saw to do basic machining operations, e.g. turning, parting, boring, grinding, tapping, keyway cutting, broaching, sizing, interpreting prints, measuring, fitting, speeds and feeds.

Introduction to CNC Concepts: This is an Introductory Program focusing on CNC Concepts and Machining Principles.

Consumable Tooling: Upon completion of Consumable Tooling, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify inserts, drills and taps used at Locations machine shops, manufactures in  the  Quinte area
  • Identify their application and appropriate usage
  • Identify appropriate costs for inserts

Trade Calculations (Conversions): 

The participants will be able to:

  • Know how to use arithmetic as a tool in the field
  • Understand and use proper order of operations when implementing formula calculations
  • Converting metric to inch and inch to metric

Mechanical Design (Parametric Modelling): 

The participants will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of parametric modelling to industry
  • Navigate a 3D parametric environment
  • Understand Design For Manufacturing (DFA) principles


Ian Bertling & Jeremy Braithwaite BET (Hons.)




12 Day (5 pm – 10 pm)


$ 1595.00 plus HST, includes lunch and parking both days.  Funding may be available for participants working in the Steel and Aluminum Manufacturing, Machine Shops and Metal Fabrication industry.


Email Tiffeny Dyck or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2294 for questions or to register.

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