an institutional member of the nationally-recognized
American Welding Society
(AWS). Instructor is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector (CWI).
Looking for a career in an ever-growing field?
may be what you are looking for!
plays an important role in the expansion and production of our
industries. Graduates of this program will be ready for the challenge of
this ceaselessly growing field.
|What Will You Learn?
The Industrial Welding curriculum includes:
- Hard surfacing
- Arc welding
- Print reading
- On-the-job training
- Oxy-Acetylene cutting
- Surface preparation
- Mig and tig welding
- Layout and job procedures
- Plasma Arc cutting
- Air-Carbon Arc cutting
Is Industrial Welding
the Career for Me?
The Industrial Welding program at GRTS
prepares students for high-demand careers in the welding industry. Many
of the products we use each day are manufactured using different welding
processes. The use of these products grows daily, thus increasing the
number of jobs for people with welding skills. The need to fill these
jobs is not concentrated in major metropolitan areas, but is found
throughout the country and the world.
In addition to developing the necessary
technical skills required for a career in the welding industry, students
will also have the opportunity to:
- Improve math and computer skills
- Complete a pre-employment preparation program
- Develop career portfolios, including the preparation of resumes and letters of application
- Develop communication skills by participating in mock interviews
|CONGRATULATIONS to one of our 2019 GRTS Industrial Welding graduates, Nick Wyckoff (Hamilton), on his Level 2
Apprenticeship! Prior to graduation, Nick signed a letter of intent with P1 Group, Inc. through the Millwrights Union
Local 1529 out of Kansas City, MO. Nick earned 5 welding certifications while at
GRTS, helping him skip the first level of apprenticeship, allowing him to start as a Level 2 Apprentice. In addition to earning a good wage, he is also
learning the Millwrights craft and is on track to become a journeyman almost a year ahead of schedule.
Caughron and student sign apprenticeship
2019 Welding Grad in Millwright Apprenticeship
Do You Begin?
students need to have a high school diploma or equivalent. Our tuition
fees are based on the cost of operation of the program and are set in
July of each school year. A $50 enrollment fee is due at the time of
enrollment and is credited to the first semester tuition.
school students attend for three hours per day over a 2-year period.
Post-secondary students attend classes for six hours per day for nine
months, giving them a total of 1,080 hours of instruction. (Click
image at left to see more on our non-traditional welding student's
Can I Go From Here?
who successfully complete the program will receive both a certificate of
completion and 30 articulated college credit hours with North Central
Missouri College in Trenton. Maintaining excellent grades and attendance
can give students the opportunity to join the Ironworkers Apprenticeship
program where the student earns over $16.78 per hour while receiving
advanced training in the welding field.
concentrations of welders are found in the following industries:
- Industrial machinery and equipment
- Transportation equipment
- Fabricated metal products
Annual Earnings: $34,000-$37,000
contact us for more information.
Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators
Welder - Arc, Gas, Fitters, Production
Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy
tuition available at GRTS for qualifying A+ students.
Contact GRTS financial aid office
to find out how much A+ will cover for your program!
Grand River Technical School adheres to a policy of non-discrimination
on the basis of
age, color, creed, handicap, marital or parental status, national
origin, race, religion, or sex
in admissions, educational programs, activities, financial aid, and employment.
Chillicothe R-II School District
The Chillicothe R-II School District complies with all federal and state
laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and
the American Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of the school
district that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, age, or handicap, shall be discriminated against in employment, educational programs and activities or admissions. Inquiries or
complaints concerning the Chillicothe R-II School Districtís
compliance with the regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title
IX, Section 504 or the American Disabilities Act (ADA) may be directed
to: Superintendent Office, Chillicothe R-II School District, P.O. Box
530, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. (660-646-4566).