Prepare for a career in welding and metalworking through classroom and hands-on skills training. As you build the essential foundation in science, technology and applications, you will learn about consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, "employment of welders, cutters, solderers and brazers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite slower-than-average employment growth, skilled welders with up-to-date training should have good job opportunities."
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm (visited April 09, 2015).
NOTE: Due to Iredell County’s strong manufacturing base, including automotive and motorsports, the job outlook is more positive than the national average as employers look to fill positions in manufacturing.
Welders, Cutters and Welder Fitters
CIP Code: 48.0508 SOC Code: 51.4121.06
Wayne James, Welding Technology Instructor