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National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a National Celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to express their support for Apprenticeship. NAW also gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities and apprentices in their community. The weekly events highlight the benefits of Apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.
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What Do I Learn In The Program?
Students learn the fundamentals of welding which includes:
- Oxy-fuel cutting
- Plasma arc cutting
- Air carbon arc cutting and gouging
- Base metal preparation
- Weld quality
- SMAW equipment and setup
- SMAW electrodes
- Beads and fillet welds
- Joint fit-up and alignment
- Groove welds with backing
- Open V groove welds
How Much Could I Earn?
Check the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (opens new window) to learn about job openings, pay and career outlook for graduates of the Industrial Process Control Technology degree program.
What Will It Cost?
Tuition is currently free to qualified students.
How Long Will It Take?
Welding is a 13 week non-credit course.
Why Choose Welding?
Welding is a highly compensated skillset with ample employment opportunities in the Memphis and surrounding area.
This program is part of the Department of Labor Grant Programs and Technologies Department.
Coordinator: Alicia Delbridge
This workforce product is funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.
A program aimed at filling the ranks of the Memphis Police Department while preparing local students through higher education is set to begin accepting applications this week.
The Blue Path program will begin enrollment Wednesday, Oct. 4 for high school seniors. Now in its second year, the program allows students to get an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Southwest Community College while working as a Police Service Technician within the department.
The degree will take four to five semesters and participating students will be paid at least $26,000 as a PST. Participants will then have the option to undergo training at the MPD Training Academy in order to become an officer.
Anyone interested in the program must attend one of the informational sessions below:
- Oct. 7 –Macon campus
- Oct. 14 – Union campus
- Oct. 21 – Macon campus
- Nov. 4 – Macon campus
- Nov. 11 – Union campus
- Nov. 18 – Macon campus
- Dec. 2 – Macon campus
- Dec. 9 – Union campus
- Dec. 16 – Macon campus
The Macon campus meetings will take place at 5983 Macon Cove in the Bornblum Library Auditorium (ML122).
The Union campus meetings will take place in Parrish Library at 737 Union Avenue.
All meetings begin at 10 a.m.
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