Spark a new career path with upcoming welding certification program

Wabash County, IN __Grow Wabash County announces registration closings at the end of May for a welding certificate course offered through Ivy Tech Community College that starts Tuesday, June 8. This course will be held in the welding lab at Heartland Career Center located at 79 S 200 W, in Wabash. Classes will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. through August 11.

Participants will learn practical welding techniques and procedures as they pertain to various metal types and thicknesses, welding in various positions, kinds of joints and weld characteristics, as well as AWS terminology and symbols.

This course will teach students common gas metal arc welding processes such as short-circuit, spray, and GMAW Spray. Students will learn about the basics of the equipment, setup and safety and eventually receive instruction in assembly, fabrication and layout techniques.

Tuition for this is free for most participants. There are grant funds available through the state of Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant program, which can be awarded to participants over the age of 18 that live in Indiana and whom possess a high school/HSE/GED but do not have a degree past high school. There are also scholarships available for Wabash County residents through Grow Wabash County thanks to the generous support of the Community Foundation of Wabash County and the Wabash County United Fund. The application for scholarships and more information can be found on the Grow Wabash County’s website at www.growwabashcounty.com/trainingopportunities.

Those interested in registering for the upcoming welding certification course can do so by contacting Heather Vance at hvance6@ivytech.edu or by calling (260) 355-9462.