Next Four-Week Welding Training Class to Start April 9 at JWCC Workforce Development Center

Wed. 4th of Apr. 2012 at 12:00 am


Employers Visiting Current Classes to Recruit Students

A new four-week basic welding training program at John Wood Community College is opening a pipeline for area manufacturers seeking skilled workers for dozens of open positions.  The next four-week training starts April 9 at JWCC’s Workforce Development Center at 4220 Kochs Lane in Quincy.

“In just four weeks, students can have a valuable skill that is in huge demand,” Pam Foust, JWCC dean of career and technical education said.  “Employers are visiting with students during class, and many have already landed jobs before completing the training.”

Information about how to enter the welding preparation program is available at or by contacting JWCC at 217.641.4329 or  The next session will begin at 9 a.m. Monday April 9.  Students will train Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for four weeks.  Students can sign up and begin training on the 9th by visiting the JWCC Workforce Development Center. Payment for the training is required on the first day of class.  The College will be closed April 6-8 for the holiday break.

The new condensed welding program includes a basic welding class and lab and a course in welding symbols and blueprint reading.  All are taught by an experienced, local welding professional.  In addition to welding skills, JWCC helps students prepare for employment interviews and offers advice on key soft skills necessary to secure a job.

Following the four-week training, students can add to their knowledge of welding by continuing their education at JWCC. By completing just three additional courses to earn a certificate, a basic welder could gain increased pay and responsibility depending upon their employer’s needs and qualifications. 


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