Welding school's?

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Old 11-02-05, 06:57 PM
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I'm in my senior year of a technical high school and I'm wondering about my continued education (parents can't wait for me to leave ). My school follows the Miller SENSE program that includes every SENSE program except for the Expert category. I also took a 10-hour OSHA course and Nov. 8 I'm taking the metal forming I NIMS test. I must also take the certification test at the end of my senior year to complete the SENSE program. I see a lot of TIG welding and CNC programming but not much else. I guess I'm leaning more towards the sheet metal/ CNC aspect of metal forming. I saw last week a laser-cutting machine in action and thought that's great for me to learn. I basically need your opinion on what is really worth learning. There are all sorts of welding processes out there but on the outside, do you really need to learn plastic welding? I also need your opinion on what’s the best school I could go to. Miller and Lincoln Electric both are great schools. I also live in Massachusetts and most welding schools are located in Ohio. What a bummer. Is there any schools closer to me? Thanks for any help!
 
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Old 11-04-05, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by cuda clan
I basically need your opinion on what is really worth learning.

Just my point of view.

I did TV repair work then prototype machining CNC, just a touch of programming.
Every thing is going to foreign country's.
Programming pays good, I just don't know how long it will last.
The way things are going you need to learn more then one trade.

The only thing they don't throw away is items that sell for over $5000.00
So something in the repair field for Hi priced items.

Your into welding.
You may check into what it pays to repair the big welders, but I assume it will be a lot of traveling.
More then likely you just change boards to get them running.

If I was able to go back in time.
I would go for automotive electronic technician for the big dollar cars, they pay big money if you have a certificate.

What ever you do, learn how to use a volt/ohm meter. It will save you money in the long run just knowing the basics.
It may also help you get started in a second trade if your first one goes flat.
Most everything uses electricity.
 
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Old 11-14-05, 05:00 PM
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welding school locator

the AWS site has a welding school locator...

http://www.aws.org/w/sense/search_usa.html

Good luck!
 
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