Make connections. Really, really strong connections.
Uses hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to join metal components or fill holes, indentations or seams on board ships and boats, or in port. This is a truly great, long-term career with great pay for a person who loves to build big things with a high degree of precision. It’s kind of like being a heavy-metal surgeon.
Here’s what you need:
- High school diploma or GED required
- Industry training certification recommended
Here’s where you get it:
|Combination Welding||AVTEC – Seward||No||36 weeks|
|Gas Metal Arc Welding||UAF Bristol Bay Campus – King Salmon||No||Certificate of Completion||3 days|
|Various Welding Courses||UAA/KPC Kachemak Bay Campus – Homer||yes (opt.)||AWS||Semester|
|Various Welding Courses||UAS Ketchikan Campus||No||No||Semester|
|Welding O.E.||UAF Bristol Bay Campus – King Salmon||OEC||No||34 weeks|
|Welding O.E.||UAS Ketchikan Campus||No||No||45 weeks||Apprenticeship – Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 23 JATC||Anchorage||No||Certificate; Journeyman’s License||4 years/ 8,000 hours||Apprenticeship – Iron WorkersLocal Union 751||Anchorage and Fairbanks||No||Certificate; Journeyman’s License||2-5 years||Apprenticeship – Alaska Laborers Training Training Center||Chugiak and Fairbanks||No||Certificate; Journeyman’s License||Various|