Construction Welding Training

Posted March 21, 2019 at 5:46 am by

EDC and SVC to offer Free Train­ing in Con­struc­tion Weld­ing this Spring

The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (EDC) is part­ner­ing with Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege to offer free train­ing in Con­struc­tion Weld­ing basics at SVC’s Mount Ver­non cam­pus this May. 

This lat­est class in the EDC’s Trades Edu­ca­tion Ini­tia­tive is spon­sored by the Wash­ing­ton State Governor’s Strate­gic Reserve Fund, the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Com­merce, and Skag­it Val­ley College.

Class­es offered as part of Trades Edu­ca­tion Ini­tia­tive are intend­ed for young peo­ple and career-chang­ers look­ing for a path into the trades. Con­struc­tion Weld­ing will be taught by Skag­it Val­ley instruc­tors and will cov­er shield­ed met­al arc weld­ing with an empha­sis on safe­ty, as well as what to expect from a career path in this trade. 

This course is 33 hours long and counts for 2 col­lege cred­its.  The course is intend­ed to ben­e­fit par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents as well as local employ­ers.  This class is free to res­i­dents of San Juan Coun­ty, 18 years old or over, but space is lim­it­ed and requires pre-reg­is­tra­tion as well as a fil­ing fee of $10.

Con­struc­tion Weld­ing will run on Sat­ur­days for six weeks from May 11th to June 15th of 2019.  Trans­porta­tion to and from Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege will be pro­vid­ed.  There is no cost for the train­ing, how­ev­er pre-reg­is­tra­tion and a $10 fil­ing fee are required.  The dead­line to apply is Wednes­day, April 24th

To apply, please vis­it the EDC’s web­site at www.sanjuansedc.org/trades.  For more infor­ma­tion call the EDC office at 360–378-2906 or email the EDC Trades Coor­di­na­tor at glenn@sanjuansedc.org.

This pro­gram is spon­sored by the Wash­ing­ton State Governor’s Strate­gic Reserve Fund and the Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Com­merce, and Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege.  The EDC’s Trades Edu­ca­tion Ini­tia­tive is addi­tion­al­ly sup­port­ed by San Juan Coun­ty, the Town of Fri­day Har­bor, the Port of Fri­day Har­bor, San Juan Island School Dis­trict, Her­itage Bank, and Islanders Bank.

The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (EDC) strives to strength­en and diver­si­fy the econ­o­my of San Juan Coun­ty.  We believe a strong econ­o­my builds a strong community. 

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2 comments:

2 comments...

  1. Hi Tim! Is there any way to add that appli­cants need to be 18 years old or over? Thanks! Victoria

    Comment by Victoria Compton on March 23, 2019 at 8:43 am
  2. Vic­to­ria, the announce­ment has now been updat­ed to reflect that age requirement.

    Comment by Tim Dustrude on March 23, 2019 at 4:26 pm

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