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As a Welder, your job may include basic duties such as cutting, brazing and welding of various metal components to more advanced duties such as Mig and Tig welding using aluminum and stainless steel.

Welders need to have an understanding of metallurgy, American Welding Society standards and welding equipment maintenance.

To be most effective in the manufacturing environment today, you will need to be able to read blueprints, perform basic shop math, read measurement tools and communicate effectively with others using today's welding terminology.

Hear what our Welding/Fabrication Technician students say about the program.

Joe Wisneski taps veterans benefits, One Workforce grant to discover new career in welding

Darek Johoske learns welding at GRCC before traveling the country

Andrea Ziebarth thrives in hands-on welding classes

Class Length

612 clock hours delivered in 18 weeks

Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

What skills do you need to have prior to beginning training?

The applicant should demonstrate reading and math skills and the desire to work in a manufacturing environment. The ability to work with others, good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity are also required.

Where is it?

Leslie E. Tassell MTEC
622 Godfrey SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 234-3800

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Andrea Ziebarth, Welding Job Training program student
I really love how it’s all at your own pace.
Andrea Ziebarth, Welding Job Training program student