With more than 10,000 welders expected to be hired across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania in the next 10 years*, the time is right to learn how to become a welder. Welding also represents a financially rewarding career path – for example, entry level wages come in at over $12/hour, while the median wage for Welders in New Jersey was more than $21/hour, and in some parts of the state it topped $33/hour in 2016! Now you can build the skills hiring managers are looking for in a hands-on training program at Lincoln Tech in South Plainfield, NJ!
Welders are in demand throughout a broad range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, mining, agriculture and more. Welding skills are also vital to professional growth in the diesel and collision repair industries. The program at the South Plainfield campus also includes a metal fabrication component to help you expand your career prospects after graduation.
How To Become A Welder
Through Lincoln Tech’s Welding and Metal Fabrication Technology program, students are eligible to earn their Level One credentials from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The curriculum includes practice in basic arc welding, Stick Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and more – you’ll learn the most popular types of welding procedures used in the field today!
Welding training is the latest program to be offered at the South Plainfield campus, which also offers career training programs in diesel, heavy equipment, and transport refrigeration. This campus is the first Lincoln Tech school in the New York/New Jersey area to feature a welding technology program; it is also available at Lincoln campuses in Denver, CO; East Windsor, CT; Grand Prairie, TX; Indianapolis, IN; and Nashville, TN.
Becoming a welder in New Jersey starts with a training program that helps you build the hands-on skills to succeed. That training is now more convenient than ever for future welders throughout the Garden State and around the region. Call or visit the South Plainfield campus today!
* All projected growth and salary information can be found at careeronestop.org, for the years 2016-2026.