Knapheide to Offer Welding Careers Exploration Event at JWCC

Knapheide to Offer Welding Careers Exploration Event at JWCC


Knapheide Manufacturing Company will hold an informational event for those interested in welding Thursday, November 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the John Wood Community College Workforce Development Center, located at 4220 Kochs Lane in Quincy.

 Welding has become one of the most in-demand careers in the Tri-states. First-year welders could earn $43,000 or more in wages and benefits valued at $20,000.  Attendees will learn what welders do on a daily basis, see live demonstrations, try out a welding simulator, talk to Knapheide and JWCC representatives about career and training opportunities and enjoy a free dinner.

 The event is free to the public, but registration is encouraged. For more information, visit, call 217-641-4971, or email


John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

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