Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.
Students in Welding are trained in the following subject areas:
- Learn how to position and assemble metal products by welding
- Use equipment to weld or join metal components to fill holes, indentations, or seams of metal products
- Understand and follow safety procedures
Before entering the program, students must:
- Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
- Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
- Attention to detail
- Concern for others
Welding Numbers to Know
National average earning potential for this career
Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.
Centers offering training in this program
- Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center
- Great Onyx Job Corps Center
- Muhlenberg Job Corps Center
- Pine Knot Job Corps Center
- Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center
- Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center
- Mingo Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
- St. Louis Job Corps Center
- Anaconda Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
- Trapper Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
- Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
- Schenck Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
- Timber Lake Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
- Tongue Point Job Corps Center
- Wolf Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center