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Welding School, Training and Scholarships

Welding School, Training and Imagine America Scholarships

Welding School
Jonathan Carden- Welding 2015 Adult Scholarship Awardee Advanced Technology Institute

If you love to work with your hands and get a thrill out of working with metals, heavy machinery and in inclement weather, then this career path might be right for you! Imagine America works with trade schools across the United States to help future welders, cutters, solderers and brazers train for their next job in the field. Take a look at our listing and find the right welding school for you! Our scholarships are worth up to $1,000 toward tuition for qualifying students.

To request information from an Imagine America Foundation welding school partner, simply use our handy listing to narrow your local options. And once you do that, download the Imagine America mobile app to start your scholarship application today!

 

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
5700 Southern Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23462


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  • Welding

 

ARCLABS WELDING SCHOOL
700 Gracern Road, Columbia, SC 29210

  • Advanced Welding
  • Pipe Welding
  • Welding

 

ARCLABS WELDING SCHOOL
933 Commerce Circle, Hanahan, SC 29410

  • Advanced Welding
  • Pipe Welding
  • Welding

 

ARCLABS WELDING SCHOOL
2615 Highway 53, Piedmont, SC 29673

  • Advanced Welding
  • Pipe Welding
  • Welding

 

ARIZONA AUTOMOTIVE INSTITUTE
6829 North 28 Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301


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  • Combination Welding

 

ETI TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF NILES
2076 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, OH 44446

  • Combination Welding & Fitting

 

FLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE
3831 West Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741

    • Welding

 

HOHOKUS SCHOOL OF TRADE & TECHNICAL SCIENCES
634 Market Street, Paterson, NJ 07513

  • Welding
LINCOLN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
11194 East 45th Avenue, Denver, CO 80239


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  • Welding

LINCOLN TECHNICAL COLLEGE
97 Newberry Road, East Windsor, CT 06088


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    • Welding

 

LINCOLN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
1525 Gallatin Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206


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  • Welding Technology
LINCOLN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
2915 Aloutte Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052


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    • Welding

OHIO TECHNICAL COLLEGE
1374 East 51st Street, Cleveland, OH 44103

  • Welding & Fabrication Technology

 

THE REFRIGERATION SCHOOL
4210 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034


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  • Welding Specialist

 

TRIANGLE TECH
3184 Airport Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017


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  • Welding & Fabrication Technology

 

TRIANGLE TECH
225 Tannery Row Road, Falls Creek, PA 15840


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  • Welding & Fabrication Technology

 

TRIANGLE TECH
222 East Pittsburgh Street, Suite A, Greensburg, PA 15601


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  • Welding & Fabrication Technology

 

TRIANGLE TECH
1940 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214


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  • Welding & Fabrication Technology

 

TRIANGLE TECH
191 Performance Road, Sunbury, PA 17801


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  • Welding & Fabrication Technology

 

TULSA WELDING SCHOOL & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
243A Greens Road, Houston, TX 77060


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  • Welding Specialist
  • Welding Specialist with Pipefitting

 

TULSA WELDING SCHOOL
3500 South Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32216


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  • Professional Welder

 

TULSA WELDING SCHOOL
2545 East 11th Street, Tulsa, OK 74104


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  • Welding Specialist
  • Welding Specialist with Pipefitting

 

UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
9494 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730


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  • Welding

 

What to expect of a welding school and welding school programs

Every program is going to be a little bit different. That’s why we recommend contacting all your options for training to see which program is the best fit for you. Many of these programs can be completed in 12 months or less. Of course, program length can also determine how many topics you cover and whether you end up earning a certificate or diploma.

Many programs teach students a variety of welding techniques, including:

• Pipe welding
• Aircraft welding
• Structural welding,
• Thin alloy welding
• And more!

The right mix of welding classes can prepare you for any number of careers in this area, as well as cutting, solderer and brazer jobs. Your curriculum should help you learn how to expertly join parts using these methods. Once you complete your training at one of your local welding schools, you can pursue employment in many types of industries. Whether you want to work in auto manufacturing, construction or other types of companies, there should be a mix of options in your city. When you contact schools about their welding programs, ask which local employers typically hire their students.

 

Welding students will likely spend most of their time learning arc welding, which is the most common type. This method uses electric currents as its way of bonding two pieces of metal together. However, you’ll choose from several methods, depending on the job you’re working on.

 

Cutters fine trim objects to meet specifications, so they can function properly in whatever they’re being used in. Cutters use a special gas that burns, which is then used to cut the object. Workers in these roles may also be responsible for taking things apart, such as commercial and residential businesses, airplanes, cars, and boats.

 

Solderers and brazers have the most similar job descriptions of the bunch. The main difference, according to the BLS, is that the molten metal used as a filler is a lower temperature in soldering. If you work as a solderer, you’re probably working on electronics and computer parts.

 

When you search for welding training, be sure to ask which of these skills you’ll learn in their program.

How much do welders, solderers and brazers earn?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for these careers was $39,390 in 2016. They further break down the pay according to industry:

• Specialty trade contractors — $42,900
• Repair and maintenance — $39,340
• Manufacturing — $38,200
• Merchant wholesalers, durable goods — $37,790

Ready to start working with your hands in this career?

You don’t have to worry about taking the next step. That’s what we’re here for. After you choose your welding school, request information from your nearest options and talk to them about our scholarship programs!

 

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