Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in hands-on, fast-paced environments? Have strong attention to detail and work well with others? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Welding program.

On the job you will …

  • Join metals using a variety of techniques and processes 
  • Read blueprints, work orders or production schedules to determine product or job instructions or specifications 
  • Inspect, measure or test completed metalwork pieces to ensure conformance to specifications, using measuring and testing devices 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Welding Job Corps graduates go on to work for manufacturing companies, construction, wholesale trade or repair shops. 

Students should also consider pursuing the Advanced Welding training area and other Advanced Training programs at Job Corps as part of their career pathway.

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Welding program, you can earn industry-recognized credentials from such organizations as: 

  • American Welding Society (AWS) 
  • National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent  
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses  
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests  
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Roger Holcomb
Roger Holcomb has been a Welding instructor with Clearfield Job Corps Center for 30 years. His professional background includes production supervisor, production manager and plant manager in some of the industry’s leading corporations. Roger’s diverse experience in the welding industry has provided him with the technical skills required to create a professional and quality Welding program for students. 
Gene Gillingham
Gene Gillingham brings over 35 years of experience working in a wide variety of areas within the welding industry and has been a Welding instructor at Clearfield Job Corps Center for three years. He enjoys teaching students welding techniques and skills that will help them develop into successful welders. 
Mason Geilman
Mason Geilman has served as a Welding instructor with Clearfield Job Corps for five years. His professional background is in cosmetic production welding. Mason loves to teach because he wants to assist young people in finding their career pathway and acquire the confidence that he received from his instructors in his youth.