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The inevitable Welding shortage is on the horizon

`` The demand for welders is putting a spark in the U.S. job market and in five years, 25 percent of skilled welders will be retiring. The welding trade once had a stigma of being a dirty blue-collar job and today a welder can earn a little more than a Fortune 500 company mid-level executive. Students who receive a few months of training from welding school and get certified can earn as much as a college graduate with a four-year bachelor’s degree. ``

`` The demand for welders is putting a spark in the U.S. job market and in five years, 25 percent of skilled welders will be retiring. The welding trade once had a stigma of being a dirty blue-collar job and today a welder can earn a little more than a Fortune 500 company mid-level executive. Students who receive a few months of training from welding school and get certified can earn as much as a college graduate with a four-year bachelor’s degree. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 1988 there were 500,000 welders in the U.S. and by 2012 that number has dwindled to 360,000 and the average age of welders is 55. The American Welding Society projects that by 2020 there will be a deficit of 290,000 skilled welders, which includes instructors, inspectors and engineers. American manufacturing will be at a disadvantage, however this could be an advantage for a high school student who does not want to go to a four-year university and earn good money, can decide to become a welder in a short time.`` (Liberty Voice, Welders are in Demand in the US job market, Isriya Kendrick)

This is not only a problem in the United States; it is also a major problem here in Canada as well. Over the past few years, experts have been pointing out the inevitable; that we are going to face a massive shortage of workers in the skilled trades and welding in no exception. The demand for welders is so high, that certain companies are even paying for people with little to no experience to take courses to become certified welders. What people may not be aware of is that it doesn’t require a 4 year degree to become a certified welder. For instance at Advanced Welding Techniques in Hamilton, ON, you can take a 16 week program and come out with 9 different T.S.S.A. and C.W.B. certifications in a variety of welding processes. This is just one of the many programs that you can take at this award winning Training Facility that focuses on short term programs and finding their graduates jobs. With the insanely high demand for welder`s, new graduates with no experience in the industry are finding jobs that can pay in the high teens to low twenty’s per hour. In addition, if you are willing to travel there is extremely large amounts of money that can be made all across of this beautiful country of ours.

It’s only a matter of time before the light bulb goes off and people start realizing the opportunity that lies in the prosperous field of welding. Being certified and qualified in only a couple of weeks or months, seems like a no brainer to me.

If you are interested in trying Welding for FREE please call or email Advanced Welding Techniques to book your trial. Please visit us online at www.advancedwelding.ca  

 

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