Why should I become a Welder?
As a Welder, you will have the opportunity to earn a living while working with your hands. In addition, the field is expected to see steady growth through the rest of the decade. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects welding careers to grow by 14,400 positions from 2014 to 2024. They also report that many welding employers report difficulty finding properly skilled welders. This means more opportunity for individuals with the right training and, for those open to relocation, employment opportunities increase even more.
Where do Welders work?
Welding employment opportunities are great in the Northwest Pennsylvania, Erie & Crawford counties. Some major employers in the tri-state area include General Electric, Eriez Magnetics, Ridg-U-Rak, Don Jon Shipyard, Custom Engineering and McShane Welding. Our Career Services department will work with each student individually to create a career plan.
Welders work in a variety of different industries, including shipbuilding, manufacturing, construction, oil & gas, aerospace applications, and repair & maintenance.
We know that a decision to attend the Institute of Welding is an important step in your personal and professional life, and we are committed to making sure that you have all of the information you need to make a career training decision that’s right for you. Contact us today at 1-814-208-4394.
Get The Training…Get The Job!
Our Welding Technology Diploma program was developed as a response to Erie, Pennsylvania employers’ request for qualified welding candidates.
The Institute of Welding’s training program is an excellent way to build your career. We can help identify your strengths and help you set employment goals. Our qualified instructors can help you enter and grow in the field of your choice. When you’re ready, we’ll also be there to help you identify prospective employers and apply for jobs in our region or around the country.
Our Welding Technology program includes training in:
- Math and welding print reading
- Certified Shielded Metal Arc Welding
- Safety procedures and regulations
- Gas Metal Arc Welding/Advanced GMAW
- Welding Safety and Operations
- Certified Flux Core Arc Welding
- Oxy-Fuel Cutting and Welding
- Gas Tungsten Arc Weld/Advanced GTAW
- Allied Cutting Procedures
- Introduction to GTAW Pipe
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding
- Professional Development
“My instructors are outstanding, the facility is brand new. I came here to learn from the best.”
“I love everything at the Institute of Welding…from the instructors, the clean lab, to the state of the art equipment. We have the best of everything …and I even got a job BEFORE I graduated.”
“At the Institute of Welding there is outstanding leadership in every department.”
“I’ve been to other welding schools in the area and there is no comparison… the Institute of Welding is the BEST!”