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Starting Wage

$18.00 / hour

Avg. Wage Upon Completion

$25.00 / hour

On The Job Training

8,000 hours

see Training Summary below

Related Courses Required

8 courses or 576 hours

see Classes Offered below

Key Skills

  • Strong math skills, English to metric unit conversion, fraction to decimal conversion, and basic geometry and trigonometry
  • Focus on all welding parameters some experience required
  • Multi tasking is essential
  • Good communication verbal and written
  • Ability to work with your hands (mechanical aptitude)
  • May have to work on top of or below machines
  • Knowledge of tools: wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, vice grips, and other hand tools
  • Ability to follow written instructions and drawings
  • Ability to measure using a ruler and/or tape measure, using micrometers, or using other measuring tools is a bonus

Character Traits

  • Mid level of self confidence, Likes to work independently, likes working with hands, good communication skills
  • Likes video games, likes repairing bikes, lawnmowers, Motocross, boats, cars or household items

Dual Enrollment Courses

These classes can be taken through MCC by FLYAP participants

  • TAM 101
    Machine Theory
  • TAM 105
    Machine Project Laboratory
  • TAM 121
    Mathematics for Machinist I
  • TAM 131
    Machine Shop Print Reading I
  • TAM 141
    Machine Shop Laboratory

Apprenticeship Training Summary

  • 1,000 hours
    Safety, learning grinding both edge and cosmetic, AWS and ANSI symbols and assist experience welder
  • 4,500 hours
    Mig and Tig Weld as appropriate
  • 1,000 hours
    Misc. Robotic, Plasma, spot-welding, ultrasonic, fiber optic, Soldering or other special processes in welding
  • 500 hours
    Job layout and and preparation proper packing and fixturing
  • 1,000 hours
    Understanding inspection versus welding process, drawing interpretations, staging parts to weld and inspect, shrinkage and growth weld sequences

  • 8,000 hours

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As a youth apprentice, you will receive education and skills through job shadowing in 11th grade and a paid co-op in 12th grade. What’s more, upon completion, you will have the highly sought-after skills and experience that could make your career possibilities limitless.

In this program, you will have an opportunity to interview with several companies in multiple trades. And when you graduate, you will already have an understanding of these companies and what they offer.

We are here to be part of your decision discussion. Let’s build your future together.

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