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Welding & Metal Fabrication

Welding & Metal Fabrication

student welding THE WELDING INDUSTRY IS LOOKING FOR TALENTED, COMMITTED AND QUALIFIED WELDERS It is projected that there will be a shortage of 400,000 welders nationwide by 2025. In Welding and Metal Fabrication you will develop entrylevel and advanced skills in shop safety, metal characteristics, welding applications and project management. Advanced gas tungsten arc welding pipe (GTAWP) and shielded metal arc welding pipe (SMAWP) are available if you are up to the challenge. You will learn to identify and weld carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Seniors may also learn gas tungsten arc welding on aerospace welding.

Welding & Metal Fabrication Video

What Am I Learning?

  • Oxyfuel welding
  • Shielded metal arc welding
  • Gas metal arc welding
  • Gas tungsten arc welding
  • Flux core arc welding
  • Advanced gas metal arc welding pipe
  • Shielded metal arc welding pipe

Entry Level Career Opportunities

  • Welder
  • Pipe fitter
  • Ironworker
  • Team assembler

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Welding engineer
  • Underwater welder
  • Aerospace welder

Industry Certifications & Credentials

  • American Welding Society 1G, 2G & 3G
  • Certification in GTAW, SMAW & FCAW
  • OSHA Safety

College Connections

  • Clark State Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Sinclair Community College ($3000 Tech Prep Scholarship)
  • Ironworker’s Apprenticeship Program
  • Pipefitter’s Apprenticeship Program
  • Sheetmetal Apprenticeship Program

Experiential & Work-based Learning

  • Work on special customer projects starting junior year
  • On the job placement opportunities during senior year
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Program
  • SkillsUSA CTSO Competitions

OhioMeansJobs Salary Projections (Ohio Average Yearly Pay)

  • Welders, cutters & welder fitters: $32,500-$47,080
  • Pipe fitters & steam fitters: $38,600-$69,210
  • Structural metal fabricators & fitters: $29,460-$45,380
  • Structural iron & steel workers: $51,560-$68,620

Contact The Instructor

Mike Thompson, Welding instructor, at [email protected]

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