Selecting the right welding school is just the first step: you then need to get the most out of the experience. Learn all you can, ask a lot of questions and take advantage of hands-on learning opportunities to show you’re serious about the job – and impress future employers.
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As the majority of welders in the workforce rapidly approach retirement age, it's an ideal time to earn certification in this field, with job opportunities expected to greatly increase in the coming period.
Welding instructors can be recognized for many different types of outstanding work, including establishing positive working relationships with industry leaders and economic development groups, which can result in a much higher job placement rate for program graduates.
With the intention of providing students with a wider range of career options upon graduation, some schools are offering degrees that combine traditional welding training with other technical courses.
Some schools are expanding their welding training programs, as businesses report shortages of skilled workers and the interest in technical education increases.
In an effort to encourage young women to study a traditionally male-dominated trade, one school is offering an all-female welding class.
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