WWETB Red Seal course a first for Ireland
Published 12/05/2015 | 00:00
The team at Waterford Wexford Training Services has delivered the first ever internationally recognised Red Seal Qualification course for Welding in Ireland through a partnership with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and the Canadian Apprenticeship and Industry Training Alberta.
The Red Seal programme is the Canadian standard of excellence for skilled trades; it is evidence that a tradesperson has met the highest standard required in order to do his or her job. It sets common standards to assess the skills of trade's persons across Canada and the programme was initially created following the first ever International Convention on Apprenticeship in Trades and Industries, which was held in 1952.
This is the first time that the Red Seal Training programme has been run outside of Canada. The qualification enables its participants to finesse their trade and gain an internationally recognised qualification enabling them to travel and work in their trade, opening doors to many job opportunities.