Looking for Entry-Level Welders? We have trained candidates!

Trainees that have graduated from our Operation Next welding training are looking for placement at regional manufacturing companies!

These trainees are either graduating from programs that took place at CCAC West Hills or Pittsburgh Technical College.  Trainees had 140 hours in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) hands-on training including safe use of Oxy-fuel cutting and brazing equipment. Each candidate has passed their American Welding Society D 1.1 certification in the 1G (flat), 2G (horizontal), 3G (vertical), and 4G (overhead) welding positions using the welded coupons (3/8” plate steel) x-rayed to validate successful certification.

Contact Nate Broadus, Workforce Specialist, to learn more about available certified welding trainees.

The Operation Next Program features an accelerated, hybrid curriculum that combines virtual learning online through simulations and multimedia with hands-on, performance-based learning on real-world manufacturing equipment. Participants can choose one of three free training pathways:

  • Welding: prepares personnel to become entry-level welders and is aligned to American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE Level I: Entry Level Welder standards.
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician: prepares personnel for one of two tracks- Mechanical Maintenance Technician or Electrical Maintenance Technician and is aligned to NIMS Industrial Technology Maintenance industry standards.
  • CNC Machine Operations: prepares personnel for the role of CNC Operator and is aligned to National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) industry standards.

Click here to learn more about the Operation Next Program.