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Welding:

Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion, which is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal.


Local Professional Profile: $10 – $15/hour (average entry level wage)

BROOKS DALGLIESH - Welder & Supervisor in Training at Moran Iron Works Industrial Arts Institute - Welder Qualifying Certifcate

BROOKS DALGLIESH – Welder & Supervisor in Training at Moran Iron Works, Education:
Industrial Arts Institute – Welder Qualifying Certificate

“The best part of working in Northern Michigan is that it’s a great place to live. I grew up here… so it’s easy for me to come to work every day and be happy because I know I get to go home and see my friends and family.”

 

 

 

 

  • DAILY TASKS:
    -Weld pieces of metal together, weighing anywhere
    from 100 lbs – 8,000 lbs
    – Weld/join metal parts on bridges, construction
    plants, power plants, reneries, and pipelines
    – Work on aerospace applications, shipbuilding,
    and automobile manufacturing
    – Maintain machinery and equipment
  • CAREER JOURNEY
    -Graduated from the Industrial Arts Institute with a
    Welder Qualifying Certicate
    – Became employed with Moran Iron Works directly after
    earning a certicate in welding
    – Became a Supervisor in Training less than a year after
    beginning at Moran Iron Works

Local Students Profile:

TRAVIS ALLEN - LUCAS MULLEN - MICHAEL KINSEL Welding Students at The Industrial Arts Institute (Comprehensive Industrial Welding Course) Industrial Arts Institute - Welder Qualifying Certicate

TRAVIS ALLEN – LUCAS MULLEN – MICHAEL KINSEL
Welding Students at The Industrial Arts Institute (Comprehensive Industrial Welding Course)
Industrial Arts Institute – Welder Qualifying Certificate

  • THINGS YOU’LL LEARN
    – Safety with the tools and in the workshops
    – Mathematics and measurement pertaining to welding
    – How to read and understand blueprints
    – Welding, fabrication, basic manual machining
    – How to gain experience with metal cutting equipment,
    metal sheering, Powered Industrial Trucks, Aerial and
    Scaffold Work Platforms, and how to use mobile equipment

 

POST-GRADUATE PREPARATION

“The most valuable skills we’ve learned include welding, the many types of welding techniques – a skill that is one of the highest in-demand skills in the country – everything we learned here helps to become a rounded welder.

We will be certified in multiple areas of welding and can apply those to most any welding jobs. After we graduate, we plan on looking for jobs everywhere in Northern Michigan. As soon as you graduate from the Industrial Arts Institute, you’ll be ready for a job in the welding industry.”


Welding Programs in the Area:

Comprehensive Industrial Welding – (WQC) – Industrial Arts Institute

Construction Technology – (NCCER C) – Industrial Arts Institute

Welding – (Individual Course) – Industrial Arts Institute

Welding – (C) – Baker College – Cadillac

Welding – (AAS) – Baker College – Cadillac

 

Along with higher education facilities, our local school systems offer the following Career and Technical Education programs:

Welding, Brazing, and Soldering – (CTE) – Char-Em ISD


CTE – Career Technical Education

C – Certificate

AAS – Associate of Applied Science

WQC – Welder Qualifying Certificate

NCCER C – National Center for Construction Education & Research Certificate


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Welding Students

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