What is a Welder?
A welder is someone who uses hand-held or remotely controlled equipment to join or cut metal parts. They also fill holes, indentations, or seams in metal projects.*
What Can I Expect as an Electric Arc Welding Student?
With a combined experience of 50 years, PMI’s welding instructors are MIG, TIG, STICK and FLUX-CORE Certified Welders. Students will have the opportunity to learn about basic fitting and welding processes and have the ability to obtain a career with a sustaining wage.
What is the Core Cirriculum I will be Taking?
- Basic Print Reading
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
- Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding – Pipe
- Welding Fabrication
What Equipment Do I Get To Work With?
- 18 Welding booths
- Iron worker metal shear, punch, and bender
- MEP Metal Working Band Saw
- Bridgeport milling machine
- Lincoln Precision Tig and Square wave GTAW/SMAW Machines
- Lincoln Power MIG 255, 265, & 350 MP Aluminum machines
- Oxy-Acetylene and Plasma Arc cutting systems
- Clausing Metal Lathe
What is the Job Outlook for Welders?
Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment growth reflects the need for welders in manufacturing because of the importance and versatility of welding as a manufacturing process. The basic skills of welding are similar across industries, so welders can easily shift from one industry to another, depending on where they are needed most. The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings.*
*Information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics.