Training the Next Generation of Welders

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Baby boomers retiring, the attrition rate and the deterioration of the human body are all reasons to replenish the welding workforce.

According to Indeed, the top five welding jobs are pipe welder, aerospace welder, military support welder, underwater welder and certified welding supervisor.

Students at Eastern Gateway Community College and Choffin Career & Technical Center not only learn the skills necessary to do the job, but instructor Vicki Young prepares them for life outside of the classroom.

“I often refer to our program as a ‘weldness program,’ ” Young says. “Not only do you obtain the skill set of welding, you learn the soft skills of furthering yourself and obtaining your career in welding, also.”

For more on the program, watch the 3 Minutes With interview above and click HERE to read the full story.

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