Adults who want to learn to weld or enhance their skills can take advantage of opportunities offered through the Starke County Initiative for Lifelong Learning. Classes offered through the SCILL Center’s Adult Welding Technology program meet two evenings per week for four hours at a time for 12 weeks.
Instructors are AWS certified and bring a great deal of hands-on knowledge to the classroom and lab setting. Students learn about blueprint reading/symbols, welding measurements, safety, MIG/TIG/Stick welding, aluminum welding, stainless welding, rolled pipe welding, oxy acetylene welding, brazing, plasma cutting and oxy fuel burning. They also have an opportunity to visit job fairs, tour area plants and meet with employers who are in need of trained welders. The cost for the class is $2,000 and includes all necessary materials. Eligible participants who apply through WorkOne may have some or all of the fees paid.
Interested applicants can contact WorkOne, SCILL or complete the application posted online at www.scill.biz.