Welding and Metal Fabrication Training
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