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Welding

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Description

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.

Career Details

Skills

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

Career Options

Career Options

Most Welding Job Corps graduates go to work for manufacturing companies, or in construction, wholesale trade, or repair shops.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

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.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Concern for others
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Integrity

Welding Numbers to Know

$36K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months needed to complete career training

48

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