Welding and Metal Fabrication Training


    Course Information

    Start Date: November 1, 2021

    End Date: March 2, 2022

    Classes are Mondays through Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and 4 hours online each week

    The student will learn MIG (GMAW, TIG (GTAW), and Stick (SMAW) welding, as well as oxy-acetylene cutting. Basic shop math and basic blueprint reading will be covered to prepare students for a work setting. Weld process training will be emphasized so students master different weld styles. Students will work towards their SENSE certificate which will demonstrate they have learneda comprehensive set of minimum standards established by the American Welding Society. 

    This is a 300 hours introductory course designed to prepare graduates for an entry-level job as a welder or metal fabricator. This is supported by a MA Career Technical Initiative grant, and there is no cost to eligible participants.   Eligibility determination and enrollment is done through the MassHire Career Center. 



    Call the MassHire Career Center at  978-722-7000 to sign up for a Zoom information session to find out more


    Training Eligibility Requirements

    Criteria  Yes or No  Comments
    High school diploma or HiSet? Yes  High school or GED
    Math grade level (estimate) 6th Grade Measurements and Formulas
    Reading grade level (estimate) 6th Grade Basic Code and Print Reading
    ELL ok or must be English moderately fluent? ELL Ok   
    Any physical requirements?  Yes Lifting 50lbs or more, climbing ladders, reaching and bending. 
    Mass Resident? Yes  
    Authorized to work in the US? Yes  
    Other requirements?  Yes  Drivers license, good driving record, unemployed or underemployed
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