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:
|Apprenticeship||Sheet Metal Workers – Local Union 23 JATC – Anchorage||No||Journeyman’s License||4 years/ 8,000 hours|
|Apprenticeship||Iron Workers – Local 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|
|Combination Welding||AVTEC – Seward||No||AWS, ASME||36 weeks|
|Various Welding Courses||UAF Bristol Bay Campus||OEC||AWS||Various|
|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.||UAS Ketchikan Campus||No||No||45 weeks|