Advanced Welding

Advanced Welding

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in combining science and art to create something that will stand the test of time? Enjoy physical, hands-on work?  

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Welding training program.

On the job, you will …

  • Join metals using a variety of techniques and processes 
  • Understand and follow safety procedures, including properly using safety equipment, and identifying and explaining the composition and classification of metals 
  • Design and build a fixture for assembling simple parts

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Advanced Welding graduates go to work for manufacturing companies, or in construction, wholesale trade or repair shops.

The credentials you will earn ...

Students who complete an Advanced Manufacturing training area can earn industry-recognized credentials from such organizations as:  

  • American Welding Society (AWS)   
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Completion of Job Corps’ basic Welding training program  
  • High school diploma or the equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
  • At least 17 years old 
  • Positive attendance and progress record  
  • Written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel  
  • Health clearance at current center  
  • Strong work ethic and determination to succeed 
  • Pass an entrance exam 
  • Complete a successful phone or in-person interview. 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors_hero

Meet your instructors

Derek Chino
Derek Chino
Derek Chino is the Advanced Welding instructor at Albuquerque Job Corps Center, bringing experience in new construction, commercial fabrication, quality control and more to the classroom. His favorite part of his job is working with students and giving them what they need to succeed.
Gwendolyn Tom
Gwendolyn Tom
Gwendolyn Tom is the Advanced Welding instructor at Albuquerque Job Corps Center. Gwendolyn brings over 12 years of experience in fabrication, structural and aircraft welding to the classroom. She is proud to be an example of a woman in a nontraditional field who helps students succeed.