What You Should Know About Entering the Welding Industry

Considering a career in welding? Congratulations on exploring this exciting and dynamic field!

Welding is an art form, a science, and a pathway to numerous opportunities. Working in the welding industry as a woman has been around longer than many assume. Since World War II, women have been paving the way in this hands-on career.

During this time, women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers due to the shortage of male labor. This period, often symbolized by the cultural icon Rosie the Riveter, saw women taking on roles traditionally held by men, including welding, as part of the war effort. Women’s involvement in welding challenged existing stereotypes about gender and work, demonstrating women’s success in skilled manual labor.

In 2023, history continues. ETI School of Skilled Trades is here to encourage you and educate you toward a career as a welder. We’re passionate about empowering women to join the welding industry.

Here’s what you should know as you embark on this journey.

  1. The Industry is Evolving

The stereotype of welding being a ‘man’s job’ has been outdated for decades. The art of welding depends on an individual having the skills necessary to perform the job. If you have a keen eye for detail, precision, and an interest in learning, then welding could be for you.

  1. Training Matters

Welding requires a unique blend of skills – it’s part technical, part creative. At ETI School of Skilled Trades, we offer a Welding Program tailored to meet industry standards and your personal career goals. You’ll learn everything from basic welding techniques to advanced technology, ensuring you’re job-ready upon completion of our program.

  1. Safety First

Safety is paramount in welding. Understanding and adhering to safety protocols is crucial. This includes proper protective gear like helmets, gloves, and appropriate clothing. Rest assured; our Welding Program emphasizes safety above all.

  1. Diverse Career Opportunities

Welding opens doors to a variety of sectors – from automotive to aerospace, construction to creative arts. Whether you dream of building skyscrapers or creating stunning metal sculptures, welding skills are your ticket to that career.

  1. Community and Support

Entering a new industry can be daunting, but you’re not alone. There’s a growing community of women welders ready to support, mentor, and inspire you. At ETI, we encourage networking and building connections with your fellow peers.

Our program can be completed in as little as seven months. After you graduate, we will help you with your job search by offering job placement services. When it comes to your career, consider us your all-inclusive opportunity to get started.

Join Us at ETI School of Skilled Trades

Ready to ignite your welding career? ETI School of Skilled Trades is here to help you every step of the way. Our seasoned instructors, industry current facilities, and supportive community provide a great environment for you to thrive.

Don’t let anything hold you back. Whether you’re completely new to welding or looking to enhance your skills, we have a place for you. Check out our Welding Program page to learn more about how to get enrolled now.

Your welding journey starts here!

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