Drafting technicians and technologists use computer-aided design (CAD) to prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information to support engineers, architects and industrial designers.
Drafting technicians and technologists use computer-aided design (CAD) to prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information to support engineers, architects and industrial designers. You may work for architectural, engineering, power or construction companies, government, or for many other types of companies. You may also be self-employed and provide your services on a contract basis. Technologists have more responsibility than technicians.
Generally, drafting technologists:
Generally, drafting technicians:
This job requires:
College or University
This job requires
0 - 2
years of work experience.
As a drafting technician/technologist, you need to:
Source: Ontario Skills Passport
You need to communicate in person and in writing with team members. Your team can include architects, engineers, technicians, contractors and construction workers. You also need to read written notes and understand procedures.
Many new engineers and architects are now doing CAD tasks that used to be done by technicians and technologists. This means that there may be fewer jobs for drafting technicians/technologists in the future. The demand is also sensitive to the how the economy is doing. In addition, there is a possibility of some jobs being outsourced from overseas.
The work prospects for this job are:
The average hourly wage for this job is:
These links will give you a list of related educational programs or where you can search for them. There may be other schools that have similar programs, such as private career colleges. You may be able to get advanced standing.
Here is a list of some bridging programs. These programs can help you assess your education and skills, get practical training or improve your language skills so that you can work in your field.
Here is a list of some language training programs, such as Enhanced Language Training (ELT) and Occupation Specific Language Training (OSLT).
Some bridging and college programs in this field include co-operative (co-op) work experience.
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