Welding is one of the few career choices that is in high demand at all times. To meet those demands Tri-Rivers Center for Adult Education is offering three part-time classes and one full-time class in their state of the art RAMTEC training center on the Tri-Rivers campus, 2222 Marion-Mt. Gilead Rd, Marion, Ohio. Students can enroll now for the 48-hour Basic Welding class that starts January 16, according to instructor Levi Retterer.
“Since welders are needed in almost every industry, it gives them the flexibility to switch industries without changing careers,” said Retterer. “Most career choices have ups and downs; whereas, welding has endless opportunities that keep fueling the demand for welders.”
The three part-time classes include:
• Introduction to Welding, which is designed to instruct students in welding safety and welding techniques. This 20-hour class is available Jan. 9-12 and April 17-20, 4-9pm, Monday through Thursday.
• Basic Welding teaches students the basic knowledge of shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding and oxyacetylene cutting. This 48-hour program is available Jan.16-Feb. 2 and April 24-May 11, 4-8pm, Monday through Thursday.
• Advanced Welding is for the individual in the field of welding with experience in arc welding and/or has completed the Basic Welding program. This 48-hour program is available Feb. 6-23 and May 15-June 1, 4-8pm, Monday through Thursday.
The full-time 650-hour Tri-Rivers Adult Education Welding program in RAMTEC starts August of 2017 and runs through January of 2018, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm, said Retterer. “This program covers the basics of Shielded Metal Arc Welding Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding with structural fabrication skills and hands-on practice and skill attainment lab sessions
The full-time welding program gives students the opportunity to earn industrial certifications, said Retterer.
To register for a part-time welding class or the full-time class, contact Suzy Wall at or 740-389-4682, extension 5500 or contact Holly Ramey at or 740-389-8590. Financial Aid is available for the full-time program.