Industry Training and Mentorship

The Skilled Labour Shortage has reached Critical Levels and West Air Management are responding to care for the industry that cares for us. We have skilled and experienced technical professionals with decades of experience to mentor, train and facilitate successful careers for all people and companies. Employees have tremendous opportunities in an industry that is so in need of skilled workers and ongoing opportunities for skilled workers who can benefit from a community of mechanical professionals. We of course accept and support immigrants, transitional employed, unemployed, unhappily employed and the marginalized.

Mechanical and HVAC Employees are very well compensated.

Mechanical Contracting, Coordination, Trades and Technology

Fundamentals of HVAC - Our 12 week programs (4 semesters per year) get students ready for work and industry. We work closely with certified Alberta Post Secondary Schools and Industry Programs to prepare students for practicum and working and earning in Industry. We offer days, evenings and weekend training in class and in shop to compliment other training, certification, diploma and degree programs to dig deep into skills and experiences that will help students obtain employment opportunities. Approximately 80 per cent of an apprentice’s time is spent on the job under the supervision of a certified journeyperson or qualified tradesperson. The other 20 per cent involves technical training (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training, 2019).

In this course we explore these topics as they relate to Sheet Metal Design Manufacturing, Estimating and Installation. Sections can be taken as needed and can be done at an industry campus or arragements can be made to come to your facility. We harness experts in industry coupled with our learning environment to deliver a great program for you.

Section 1 - Energy Systems Analysis and Management

Section 2 - Architectural Sheet Metal

Section 3 - Building Systems Analysis and Retrofits

Section 4 - Seismic Restraint

Section 5 - Residential Comfort Systems

Section 6 - Fire, Smoke and Radiation Dampers

Section 7 - HVAC Systems Commissioning

Section 8 - HVAC Systems Duct Design

Section 9 - Steel Stack Construction

Section 10 - Thermoplastic Duct Construction

Section 11 - Value Engineering, Codes, Fluid Dynamics, Thermo Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Psychrometrics, Sound and Vibration, Energy Conservation, Comfort, Controls, Architectural/Structural/Electrical Coordination, Design Criteria,

Section 12 - Cooling and Heating Loads, Building Envelope, Equipment Selection, Fans, Pressure, Duct Systems, Friction, Fire and Smoke Control, Insulation, Velocity, Diffusers, Grilles, Registers, Louvers, Dampers, Filters

Section 13 - Stratification, Indoor Air Quality, Steam, Pressure Reduction, Water, Piping Systems, Supports/Anchors, Valves, Pipe Sizing, Venting, Pumps, Performance Curves, Plant Design/Controls, Chillers, Thermal Storage Systems,

Section 14 - Heat Recovery, Cogen, Control Devices, Humidity, Motors, Controllers, Starters, Variable Frequency Drives, Relays/Transducers, Switches, Timers, Detectors, Instrumentation, Refrigeration, Compressors, Condensers,

Section 15 - Cooling Towers, Coil Selection, Boilers, Combustion, Fuels, Unit Heaters, Duct Heaters, Radiators, Radiant Panels, Fan Coil Units, Heat Pumps, Heat Reclaim, Solar Heating, Evaporators, Air Handling, Unit Ventilators, VAV, Dehumidifcation, Exhaust Systems, Electrical Power, Voltages

Section 16 - Contracts, Division of work, Scopes, Costs, Changes, Schedule, Quality, Risks, Safety, Standata, Manufacturing, Installation, Bidding, Shop drawings, Field Review, Inspections, Balancing, Commissioning, Completion, Operation and Maintenance, Reports, Printing, Scale, Quantity Survey, Estimates, Lessons learned.

Section 17 - Galvanized, Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Shearing, Braking, Forming, Ductwork, Plasma Cutter, Laser Cutter, Insulation Liner, Perforated Liner, Welding, Rolling, Dampers, Hangers, Sealants, Canvas Connections, Penthouse Hoods, Rooftop Units, Silencers, Furnaces, Motorized Dampers, Actuators, Re heat Coils, Wall caps, Venting, Chimney, Duct Cleaning, Fume Exhaust.

Section 18 - Labour rates, Overtime, Shift Differential, Burdens, Overheads, Costs per pound, per foot, per square foot, per unit, per cfm, Living out allowances, Travel, Crane and Hoisting, Lifts and Scaffolds, Startups and Warranty, Service, Painting, ACTS Trade Definitions, Misc Metals, Curbs, Duct Supports, Stands, Joint Ventures, Types of Projects, Project Teams, WHMIS, CSTS, Fall Arrest, CPR.

Fundamentals of Mechanical Plumbing and Heating

Section 1 - Workplace Safety, Rigging, Safety Legislation, Climbing, Lifting, Hoisting, Hazardous Material, Fire Protection, Pipe Codes, Electrical Safety, Apprentice Training

Section 2 - Tools, Equipment, Materials, Welded Pipe, Plastic Pipe, Threaded and Grooved Pipe, Tube and Tubing, Valves, Hangers, Supports, Fasteners, Pressure testing, pumps

Section 3 - Metal Fabrication, Welding Safety, Welding, Brazing and Soldering

Section 4 - Drawings and Specifications, Sketching and Drawing, Single Line Drawing, Drawing Interpretation, Building Information Modelling/Virtual Design and Construction, RFI's, Quantity Surveying, Estimating, Correspondence, Engineer and Architect needs and requirements, Shop drawings, Contracts, Subcontracting, Suppliers, Supply and Subcontract Chain Management, Bonding, Insurance, Prequalification.

Section 5 - Calculations and Science, Applied Calculations, Perimeters, areas, percentage and grades, volumes and capacities, piping offsets, matter, density and relative density, pressure and atmosphere, principles of electricity.

Section 6 - Single Family Dwelling Drain/Waste/Vent, drainage systems, venting systems, water distribution, plumbing fixtures,

Section 7 - Heating systems, temperature and heat science, expansion/contraction control, heat transfer equipment, temperature and heat calculations, heat loss calculations, heat emissions units, buoyancy,

Section 8 - Single family dwelling hydronic systems, hydronic heating systems, hydronic heating boilers, boiler trim, circulators, hydronic heating/cooling systems, mechanical ventilation.

Section 9 - Specialty piping, plastic and lined pipe, fibreglass piping, iron and glass piping, alloy piping, medical gas piping, specialty pipe joining, hot tapping and freeze isolation, compressed air systems.

Section 10 - Drawings and layouts, trigonometry, multiple pipe offsets, orthographic projections, piping isometrics, drawing specifications, drawing views, grades and elevations

Section 11 - Multi family/Commercial DWV, drainage systems, venting systems, water distribution, plumbing fixtures

Section 12 - Single family dwelling hydronic design, system design, system layout, heat emitters, hydronic controls, estimating and documentation, commissioning and maintenance, alternative heat sources, low pressure steam systems.

Section 13 - Testing equipment and electrical components, testing equipment, pilot, thermopiles, thermocouples, electrical components

Section 14 - Gas systems, properties of gas, temperature and heat, gas system components, pipe sizing, pipe installation, propane storage and handling systems

Section 15 - Venting and air supply, appliance installation, venting, air supply

Section 16 - Multi story dwelling DWV, drainage systems, venting systems, water distribution, specialty plumbing fixtures, commercial equipment

Section 17 - Private water supply and water treatment, private water supply systems, water pumps, private water distribution components, private water systems design, private sewage systems, water impurities, water treatment equipment, cross connection controls

Section 18 - Wiring diagrams, non programmable safeguards, single phase motors, boiler controls, refrigeration and air conditioning, interprovincial red seal standards, alberta industry network, workplace coaching skills, burners, combustion analysis, commissioning appliances, servicing appliances.

Oil and Gas Fabrication Welding, Pipe Fitting and Safety Training - COMING SOON

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2022- Flex Club - We can facilitate your career path and access to funding resources. Many employers reimburse tuition for apprenticeships. We have a pre-apprentice program that can help you with the necessary skills you need such as trade and technology training, monthly trade shop talk meetup, resume writing, communication skills, shop and project experience, safety, computer software and hardware skills. We have a real world classroom environment with skilled and experienced instructors that are dedicated to career outcomes for those looking for valuable career paths in trades and technology, estimating and project management, leadership and finances, construction and manufacturing.

Meet with us to find out more.