Manufacturing / Welding

The average median hourly wage for welding positions in the Metro Area is $24.48/hour with an expected 8% growth in the 7 county Twin Cities area  (10 year Regional Projections for the period ending 2030 from MN Department of Employment and Development).

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What you get out of the training

  • Training prepares you to take the American Welding Society 3G Certification Test
  • 80-hour course
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Hands-on arc welding using short circuit and spray pulse methods
  • Safety, equipment knowledge and other variables covered
  • Forklift and OSHA 10 Safety Certifications


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Justice Impacted - broadly defined as anyone that feels their justice involvement is a barrier to employment, including multiple moving violations and complete program assessments
  • Committed to finding full-time employment
  • Physically able to stand for an 8-hour shift, bend and lift