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What education do you need to become a Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades?


1. In general, you usually need a high school diploma.

2. To gain certification, you usually need to complete an apprenticeship or have a combination of experience and trade courses. Trade certification is available in most provinces/territories.

3. Qualified tradespersons may also obtain interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification, which provides job mobility throughout the country.

4. To be a blacksmith or die setter, you usually need a high school diploma and several years' forging machine operator experience.

5. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate.

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