Launch your career in the Maritime Industry with Marine Trade Training (MTT) - Welding

Marine Welder LEVEL 1
Associated Credential – AWS Certified Welder-Marine Welder Level 1
Dates:

July 8 - 26, 2024
August 5 - 23, 2024
September 3 – 20, 2024
September 30 – October 18, 2024
October 28 – November 15, 2024
December 2 – 19, 2024
Days/Times: Monday-Friday  8:00AM - 4:30PM
Instructors: T. Smith, E. Stewart
Location: Camp Community College Hobbs Suffolk Campus, Mobile Welding Lab
Tuition: $3,900
WCG Price: $1,300*
*Ask about our Workforce Credential Grant eligibility

Marine Welder LEVEL 2 (pre-requisite Level 1)
Associated Credential – AWS Certified Welder-Marine Welder LEVEL 2

Dates:
July 8 - 26, 2024
August 5 - 23, 2024
September 3 – 20, 2024
September 30 – October 18, 2024
October 28 – November 15, 2024
December 2 – 19, 2024
Days/Times: Monday-Friday  8:00AM - 4:30PM
Instructors: T. Smith, E. Stewart
Location: Camp Community College Hobbs Suffolk Campus, Mobile Welding Lab
Tuition: $3,900
WCG Price: $1,300*
*Ask about our Workforce Credential Grant eligibility


Marine Welder LEVEL 3 (pre-requisite Level 2)
Associated Credential – AWS Certified Welder-Marine Welder LEVEL 3

Dates:
July 8 - 26, 2024
August 5 - 23, 2024
September 3 – 20, 2024
September 30 – October 18, 2024
October 28 – November 15, 2024
December 2 – 19, 2024
Days/Times: Monday-Friday  8:00AM - 4:30PM
Instructors: T. Smith, E. Stewart
Location: Camp Community College Hobbs Suffolk Campus, Mobile Welding Lab
Tuition: $3,900
WCG Price: $1,300*
*Ask about our Workforce Credential Grant eligibility

Requirements – Be 18+ years or older, High School Diploma or GED
Must wear steel-toe shoes to class – Student must bring a notebook

The course is 3 weeks (120 hours) long, designed to prepare candidates to enter a career in Marine Welding at various shipyards in the region.  The course will cover the basics of stick welding with the AWS certification test included on the last day of class (requires travel to Hampton).  The course provides the skills necessary for entry-level employment in the ship repair industry.


Training will focus on welding opportunities and will include:

  • free training
  • hiring events
  • interviews

Eligibility requirements include:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • registered for selective service where applicable
  • authorized to work in the US
  • pre-screening includes a background check, drug screening, and physical at no cost to the participant

This program is valued at over $9,000 and can include up to $2,250 for assistance with supportive services, including childcare and transportation.

For more information on the program or to apply, please call 757.681.8974.


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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