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Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School

Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies Career

Sample Job Titles:
Body Welder, Spot Welder, Steel Welder, Underwater Welder, Metal Fabricator, Sheet Metal Fabricator

Certifications and Advancement:   The Certified Welder (CW) program test to procedures used in the structural steel, petroleum pipelines, sheet metal and chemical refinery welding industries. There is a provision to test to a company-supplied or non-code welding specification.  Sheet Metal Workers: Certifications related to sheet metal specialties are offered by a wide variety of associations, some of which are listed in the sources of more information at the end of this statement. Those that complete registered apprenticeships are certified as journey workers, which can help to prove their skills to employers.  Sheet metal workers can choose one of many specialties. Workers can specialize in commercial and residential HVAC installation and maintenance, industrial welding and fabrication, exterior or architectural sheet metal installation, sign fabrication, and testing and balancing of building systems.

MA Apprenticeship Programs
Technical and Higher Education Majors:    Welding/Materials Engineers

Career Advancement:   Welders can advance to more skilled welding jobs with additional training and experience. For example, they may become welding technicians, supervisors, inspectors, or instructors. Some experienced welders open their own repair shops. Other welders, especially those who obtain a bachelors degree, become welding engineers.

              CONNECTION TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION                                         
                        CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE IN HIGH SCHOOL
                                OSHA C10 hour Construction, Safety & Health
                            American Welding Society (AWS) Welder Certificate 
                                                      TECH PREP CONNECTIONS
Statewide Articulation Agreements with Chapter 74 Appoved Programs:  Construction Craft Labores Apprenticeship Program and Sheet Metal Workrs Local 17
PREPARATION FOR ADVANCED WELDER CERTIFICATION AND MOTORCYCLE WELDING AND FABRICATION
    AVAILABLE THROUGH NE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM
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