• Welding and Metal Fabrication Training




    Course Information

    Start Date: November 14, 2022

    End Date: April 6th, 2023

    Classes are Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and 4 hours online each week

    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. 

    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 learned a comprehensive set of minimum standards established by the American Welding Society. 

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


    Training Eligibility Requirements


    Yes or No 


    High school diploma or HiSet?


    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 fluent?

    ELL Ok 


    Any physical requirements? 


    Lifting 50lbs or more, climbing ladders, reaching and bending. 

    Mass Resident?



    Authorized to work in the US?



    Other requirements?


    Drivers license, good driving record, unemployed or underemployed

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