Take the Fast Track Welding course, earn the credential, and receive a $1,000 award as a VA Ready Scholar.
Get started by calling Workforce Development at 757-569-6050 or emailing Workforce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fast Track Welding Program is a rigorous 160 hour (4 week) training program with 20% instructional and 80% hands-on training in Marine Welding. Class prepares students for the American Welding Society (AWS) Certification exam (exam fee included in tuition fee).
The program is designed to meet the workforce needs of regional and area employers.
Class size is limited!
Fast Track Welding Associated Credential: AWS Certified Welder
July 11 - August 5, 2022
October 3 - October 28, 2022
March 6 - March 31, 2023
July 10 - August 4, 2023
Days/Times: Mondays – Fridays, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Instructors: T. Jackson and E. Stewart
Location: Camp Community College Hobbs Suffolk Campus, Mobile Welding Lab
WCG Price: $1,000
Student must be 16 years or older. No High School Diploma or GED required.
Visit Financial Assistance to learn about available grants and scholarships for eligible students.
Visit Workforce Registration to apply for grants, register, and pay for your class.
Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes: All registration documents must be submitted by 4:00PM one (1) week prior to class start date. Payments must be submitted by 4:00PM three (3) business days prior to class start date.
For more information, please contact Workforce Development at email@example.com or call 757.569.6050.
Job Outlook –
As of the fourth quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers was 2,308.
There is projected annual demand for 202 new entrants into the occupation.
(Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, April 2022)
Earnings in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region –
2021 wages for Welding, Cutter, Solderer, and Brazer careers:
Entry Level $40,100 – Mean $52,800 – Experienced $59,200