Skilled Trades

What Does it Take to Become a Great Welder?

Skilled TradesMarch 22, 2019

Admiring a bridge, building or sculpture containing metal means admiring the handiwork and creativity of a welder.

Welders are skilled technical workers responsible for fabricating and assembling metal structures and equipment using heat. Education requirements for becoming a welder vary by employer; however, graduating from a vocational welding program at a career school such as Fortis can help to enhance credibility and opportunity.   

The Welding Technology training program at Fortis prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the field as industrial welders, welding apprentices or check welders. Students are instructed in welding mathematics and print reading in order to increase their understanding of these basic career requirements. As part of the curriculum, they will study welding symbols, as well as the methods of destructive and non-destructive testing used to determine quality work.

Additionally at Fortis, aspiring welders will learn about design, production, performance and maintenance of welded products while developing a foundation in industrial welding techniques and craft skills. The Fortis Career Services team helps student with resume writing, interviewing techniques and other job search tips for career development.

Someone who enjoys working with their hands, problem-solving, and being involved in the creation of various structures might enjoy a career in welding.

Fortis offers a welding program at campuses in the markets areas of Cincinnati OH; Cleveland, OH; and Atlanta, GA. If you are interested in a career in welding, check out the Welding page on the website or call 1-855-436-7847 for more information.

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