Start Date: April 23, 2019

End Date: June 29, 2019

Welding Introduction to GMAW (MIG) and SMAW (STICK)

This introductory course will guide students through basic theory and safety aspects of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW): popular with home hobbyists as well as in high-production welding, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STICK): one of the oldest and most common arc welding processes.  Hands-on training will be held in our state-of-the art Welding facility, common joint types and positions will be discussed and practiced.

Who should attend

Students with little or no experience.

What You Will Learn:

  • Basic theory and safety aspects of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (STICK)
  • Skills to make consistently sound welds
  • Common joint types and positions



Your Facilitator:

Steve Butcher


Tuesday Nights 10 weeks (6:30-9:30 pm)


Loyalist College (Belleville)

Investment: $389 +HST per person

Requirements: Students must bring their own Safety Gear: Welding Mask(some available in shop), Welding Gloves (heavy gauntlet style), Safety Glasses and Safety Shoes (steel toed).

Contact: Email Colleen Ringham or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2497 for questions.



Start Date: June 01, 2019

End Date: June 30, 2019

Start Date: June 24, 2019

End Date: June 28, 2019

This course is designed for individuals looking to become Licensed Oil Burner Technician 3’s (OBT3) and who are currently working in the industry.  Upon successful completion of the course, individuals will have gained the knowledge to complete the theory portion of the Oil Burner Technician 3 exam through the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) for certification.  A comprehensive look at the oil heating industry will be covered and its regulations as follows:

  • Safety
  • Tools & Fasteners
  • Math for OBTs
  • Introduction to the Laws Governing the Oil Heat Industry
  • Fuel Oil Properties, Combustion Theory and Combustion Chambers Introduction to Efficiency
  • Piping and Tubing
  • Fuel Oil Storage and Delivery
  • Burners and Nozzles
  • Fundamentals of Oil Controls
  • Introduction to Oil Fired Appliances
  • Draft and Combustion
  • Basic Electricity, Technical Manuals, Drawings and Graphs Annual Maintenance

To successfully obtain your Oil Burner Technician 3 license with TSSA students will be  required to:

  1. Successfully complete this training program
    • Minimum 90% attendance of class instruction
    • Minimum 75% mark on the TSSA written examination
  2. Minimum 75% on the practical evaluation assessment completed directly with TSSA
    1. Practical must be completed within 1 year of the written exam at a location of your choosing
    2. Additional fees for practical will apply from TSSA

Registrations are required 15 days in advance of the course start date.  


Entry level course.

Your Facilitator:

TS Technical College


5 day (Mon to Fri 9:00-4:00 pm; exam Fri Afternoon)


Loyalist College (Belleville)

Investment: $2,399.00+ HST per person, includes all course materials and TSSA written exam

Course materials provided

  • Student Manuals (Oil Burner Technician 3 – Student/Lab Manual)
  • B139 Codebook (B139 Series 15-Installation Code for Oil Burning Equipment)
  • Ontario Act and Regulations (O. Reg. 213/10, O. Reg. 215/01, Fuel Oil Code Adoption
    Document Amendment, Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000)

Contact: Email Tiffeny Dyck or call 613-969-1913 Ext 2294 for questions.



Start Date: July 10, 2019

End Date: July 10, 2019

Start Date: July 16, 2019

End Date: July 16, 2019

Start: 8:00 AM
End: 3:00 PM

Duration: 1 Day


Start Date: July 18, 2019

End Date: July 19, 2019

The Bay of Quinte Boat Cruise is an event the Quinte West Chamber puts on every year for the community. This event runs during Downtown Trenton’s Festival on the Bay. We will be doing four cruises this year. We will be doing a Lunch Cruise on Thursday July 18th, that will depart at 12:30pm. A Dinner Cruise Thursday, July 18th, that will depart at 6pm, and on July 19th a scenic Afternoon Cruise at 1pm and an Evening Cruise at 6:30pm. Each are three hours in length.


Start Date: July 22, 2019

End Date: July 22, 2019

Start Date: July 23, 2019

End Date: July 23, 2019

What employers need to know!

Understanding the Act:
-What is the Employment Standards Act?
-Exceptions, Exemptions, and Special Rules
-Employee or Independent Contractor
– What is an Employment Standards Officer?

What employers need to know: Basics
Minimum Wage, Hours of Work, Overtime Pay, Public Holidays, Vacation and Vacation Pay, Leaves of Absence, Termination (Notice of,), Severance Tips and Other Gratuities, Temporary Help Agencies (THA’s) vs. Clients, Reprisals, Filing a Claim

Tickets can be found on Eventbrite


Start Date: August 07, 2019

End Date: August 07, 2019

Start Date: August 14, 2019

End Date: August 14, 2019


Start Date: August 19, 2019

End Date: August 19, 2019


Start Date: September 17, 2019

End Date: September 17, 2019


Start Date: September 18, 2019

End Date: September 18, 2019

Start Date: September 23, 2019

End Date: September 23, 2019


Start Date: October 24, 2019

End Date: October 24, 2019

Save the Date! More details to come.

Being hosted by the Northumberland Manufacturers
Association in Cobourg

Start Date: October 25, 2019

End Date: October 25, 2019