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How To Get On-The-Job Welder Training

How To Get On-The-Job Welder Training

welder trainingAlso known as apprenticeship programs, on-the-job welder training programs allow you to earn while attending day or night classes (or both). The term ‘apprenticeship’ can sometimes mean a formal agreement between a student who wants to hone his welding skills and an employer who need a worker and is willing to train one.

How does this program work?

First, understand that apprenticeship programs are divided into two types of training – classroom and industry. Industry training is provided by an employer, and classroom training can be provided either by an employer or a state-funded school or community college.

If the employer enters an agreement with a community college, you’ll attend two venues – the school’s campus and the employer’s shop. If the employer is not tied in with any school, you will attend private classes provided by the employer.

More and more students chooose this training program because they are able to immediately apply theoretical concepts taught in school. Aside from that, the apprenticeship program allows them to have a head start on their peers. They get exposed to real-world scenarios, and they get paid while doing it. Also, according to a study conducted by the US Department of Labor, graduates of a registered apprenticeship program has higher earnings compared with those that did not attend this program.

How can you get on-the-job welder training?

Interested candidates must apply for registered programs. Apprenticeship sponsors have varying requirements, but the following are the bare minimum.

  • high school diploma or equivalent
  • some courses related to English, Math, Physics, and those related to Career and Technology
  • if you’re targeting a school, you need to find a suitable sponsor
  • duly signed application forms plus an agreement
  • shop courses can be an advantage but not necessary

Depending on the school, you may also be asked to provide the following:

  • birth certificate
  • social security card
  • driver license
  • letters of recommendation
  • drug test

Other requirements may include:

  • determination, ambition, and perseverance to finish the program
  • ability to speak and write well
  • good sense of balance
  • eye-hand coordination
  • ability to work well with others

Where can you apply for a welding apprenticeship program?

Some sponsors have limited openings. Others, on the other hand, take in applicants on a continuous basis and then contact them if there is an opening. To know which sponsor is currently offering an apprenticeship program, get in touch with an apprenticeship coordinator in your state or go directly to a registered sponsor.

Here is a list of UA-approved training institutions and community colleges in the country.

  • Four M. Weld Testing
  • Missouri Welding Institute, Inc
  • Tulsa Welding School
  • Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
  • The Lincoln Electric Company
  • Carver Career Center
  • Ben Franklin Career Center
  • Oklahoma Vocational Technical School
  • welder training - Tri-County Community College4-M Welding School
  • St. Phillip’s College
  • Dehli College of Technology
  • Vaderott College
  • Coffeyville Community College
  • Oklahoma Tech’l School
  • Tri-County Community College
  • New River Community College
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