Construction Welding Training

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.  

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 5:46 am by

Categories: Education
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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