Event to Showcase Campus Program & Facilities, Profession’s Career Potential

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:12 PM

Fortis College, a healthcare and skilled trades career training provider in Cincinnati, Ohio, will hold a Welding Technology Program Open House on Friday, March 28, from 3:30 - 6 p.m.

Business partners and members of the public are invited to attend the event, being held in Building B on the Fortis College campus, 11499 Chester Road in Cincinnati. Call 513-771-2795 for information.

Open house attendees will have an opportunity to tour the facility, including the welding labs; try on welding safety gear such as helmets, gloves, etc., and learn about the tools and lab equipment to help picture themselves in a welding career; and skilled welding instructors and the program director will be on hand to answer questions and perform demonstrations. Appetizers and refreshments also will be served during the open house event.

Because of the bonding strength welds provide, welding is used in a variety of fields, including shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, and aerospace applications, among thousands of activities, meaning welders may find work in a number of industries, from car racing to manufacturing.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition (published Jan. 8, 2014), employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow approximately six percent per year through 2022, noting that skilled welders with up-to-date training should have good job opportunities.

“One of the newer offerings on campus, our welding technology program teaches welding applications, craft skills, and career development techniques to train individuals for entry into the field of welding as industrial welders, welding apprentices or check welders,” says Campus President Bill McGuire. “The open house is an excellent way to learn more about the many career opportunities in welding and which options may be right for you.”