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- INTRODUCTION TO WELDING, SMAW, Shield Metal Arc Welding
– SMAW is the correct industry name for shielded metal arc welding, sometimes known as “stick welding”.
- INTRODUCTION TO WELDING, GMAW, Gas Metal Arc Welding
– GMAW is the correct industry name for gas metal arc welding, sometimes known as “MIG”.
Program: The Las Vegas Institute of Welding exists to provide educational and instructional programs that train and prepare students for integration into the workforce through a professional multidisciplinary approach that promotes personal growth through learning marketable skills.
The Las Vegas Institute of Welding has a strong commitment to community service and assistance. This commitment is exemplified by our preferential educational accommodations directed towards disadvantaged persons that are interested in re-entering the workforce after suffering personal challenges. We are a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), offering educational opportunities in a supportive and drug-free environment.
The Las Vegas Institute of Welding (LVIW) was officially organized and then licensed by the State of Nevada in 2019. LVIW was born out of an idea that was created many years ago by the owner.
Welding and fabrication have been in her family for more than 50 years. During her adult years, she has continued this tradition, having daily involvement in both ownership, management, and leadership roles in other fabrication and metal finishing companies. During those years, she has encountered the difficulty of finding qualified welders and fabricators at various skill levels in the southern Nevada job market.
She noted that during the last decade, while there has been huge employer demands for welders within the welding industry, training and talent growth have not kept pace. In today’s market, there is a definite shortage, especially in the number of people entering this specialty trade. Her entrepreneurial and civic desires are leading LVIW to offer entry-level training for those individuals interested in gaining the training and skills necessary for an entry-level position within the welding and fabrication job market sector. The purpose of the education and training offered through the Las Vegas Institute of Welding learning modules is to provide the career and technical education necessary for students to have the necessary job skills, training, and certifications to obtain employment in a work/construction environment associated with welding, metal fabrication, metal material handling, and similar positions. Through job training, coaching, and support, the courses provide students with the skills for which employers are looking for and which job seekers must-have.