Classes Resume After Expired Government Funding
The Welding Technology Education Center (WTEC) in Marcellus, Michigan has resumed its welding training program, which had gone on a hiatus after expired government funding last June. WTEC, which is housed in the Fab Masters Company, Inc facility, resumed training on Feb 13, 2012.
WTEC’s latest welding class will proudly graduate on April 5, 2012 with their American Welding Society certification. They will be ready to join the workforce immediately.
WTEC is primarily working with Michigan Works and WorkOne to retrain displaced and unemployed workers. Due to expired government funding last June, classes ceased. Now, with the renewal of funding to training programs, WTEC classes have resumed to serve the community.
WTEC is not your typical welding school – it is unique in its training concept for two reasons.
First, the training is held in an industrial environment (in the welding shop of Fab Masters Company) on industrial equipment, so students experience the day-to-day workings of a production welding shop first-hand.
Second, and most important, classes are small and hands-on. Therefore, students get significant individual attention. The WTEC certification rate is 99%. Training is completed with American Welding Society certification in MIG & TIG for aluminum in eight weeks, as opposed to months in a traditional college setting.
The Welding Technology Education Center (WTEC) was born from industry need to fulfill industry need. WTEC is an American Welding Society Educational Institution member located at Fab Masters Company, Inc. in Marcellus, Michigan. Due to experiencing firsthand the shortage of skilled welders, Fab Masters President & CEO Ron Troxell decided to start his own welding training program. As a result, WTEC courses are designed with employers’ requirements in mind. Instructors then teach the theory and facilitate the hands-on lab practice needed for students to become capable of producing high quality welds. Consequently, WTEC is confident our graduates gain the welding skills needed to enter production or industry-level positions.
WTEC partners with Michigan Works to provide training to unemployed and displaced workers.
Visit our website for more information: http://aluminum-welding-school.com/