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Skilled Welders Bring Things Together

If you want a career where you can work with your hands and you enjoy discovering practical solutions then consider becoming a Welder or Welding Technician where you can specialize in welding, cutting, soldering or brazing.  

At FORTIS, students learn the activities related to the design, production, performance and maintenance of welded products.  Get a foundation in industrial welding techniques, craft skills, welding mathematics and career development.

The basic skills of welding are the same across industries, so welders can easily shift from one industry to another, depending on where they are needed most according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Good job opportunities are expected for skilled welders nationally because some employers are reporting difficulty finding qualified workers.

Semi-automated and automated welding machines are now used for many types of welds, but welders still are needed to operate the machines and to inspect the weld and make adjustments.  Unlike other manufacturing job positions eliminated by automation technology, welders are still critical to many manufacturing processes.

FORTIS Programs

Welding

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