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Program: Learn to weld in Seward, Alaska! (AVTEC) is a vocational training center for Alaskans to gain employability and technical skills that earn a career in less than a year. The Alaska Vocational Technical Center is operated by the State of Alaska as a Department of Labor and Working Force Development.
The future for welding careers looks bright. Graduates of AVTEC’s Combination Welding Program hold good jobs in a wide variety of work. Certified, skilled welders continue to be in demand in the construction industry. All petroleum-based, oilfield-related, and heavy equipment industries remain booming.
In short, Alaskan employers are always looking for highly trained welders, especially a welder willing to work under adverse conditions. We’re of the 1% of the population who can perform the skilled trade of welded craftsmanship.
Pipe welding is used to transport commodities in Alaska. They are also used to build and supply industrial structures.
The different applications of pipe afford skilled welders an opportunity to apply their skills in a variety of work settings. With Alaskan Pipelines in great supply, trained welders will be in great demand.
The Combination Welding Program emphasizes steel welding; however, students are expected to become proficient welders on nonferrous materials such as aluminum. The primary focus is on stick electrode welding. Students train on SMAW (stick electrode), GMAW and FCAW (wire feed processes), GTAW (TIG), plasma arc and air arc cutting, oxyacetylene welding, and cutting machines. Destructive tests are performed on groove welds in both the stick and wire feed processes. An introduction to non-destructive testing is an integral part of the program. The (AVTEC) Welding shops are equipped with state of the art cutting and welding equipment, including computerized plasma cutting machines in plate and pipe processes. Careers welding start by applying.
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