Build a career in precision manufacturing

Sheridan's 24-week program provides FREE hands-on training and paid on-the-job experience to help you secure an apprenticeship as a general machinist.

What is a general machinist?

General machinists cut, shape and finish metal to make precision-machined parts and components used in all areas of manufacturing. They read and interpret complex engineering drawings and work-process documentation, set up and operate both conventional and numerically controlled metal-cutting machines and equipment (including saws, drills, grinders, lathes and mills), and perform work-in-process measuring or checking. (Source: Skilled Trades Ontario)

What will I learn in this program?

  • General machinist fundamentals
  • Precision machining and tooling
  • Precision measuring and inspection
  • Drawings and schematics
  • Health and safety training
  • And more

This FREE program includes:


8 weeks of pre-apprenticeship in-class training with exposure to the trades of Tool & Die Maker and Tool Making


8 weeks of Level 1 Apprenticeship in-class training


8 weeks at a paid work placement in an industrial setting

Am I eligible for this program?

In order to be eligible for this pre-apprenticeship program, applicants need to be Canadian Citizens, Landed Permanent Residents, or Protected Persons, and possess their high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Get Started

Provide your contact details and submit this form to receive more program information.

Program details

July 3, 2023

24 weeks

Magna Skilled Trades Centre
Davis Campus, Brampton


Spaces are limited.

Experience what Sheridan has to offer you

Sheridan’s General Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program is sponsored by Government of Ontario, Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD). This program is part of Employment Ontario, the province's integrated training and employment network, and is tuition-free. All textbooks, safety training and tool kit are included — free of charge. Supports are also available to participants.

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