Posted on December 15, 2015

There’s something so appealing about working with your hands, and creating something as beautiful as it is functional. Going home at night and knowing that you made something that you’re truly proud of, while at the same time successfully providing for yourself or your family is a feeling like no other.

Strong, creative, and heroic, welders help to construct city skylines, bridges, ships, and even art installations from the ground up. With the never-ending growth of America’s manufacturing and construction trades, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects this field to grow 6% through 2022, so Welders can feel confident in their career and in their future.

The vocational program training received by students at the Miller-Motte Technical College campus in Madison, TN prepares them to forge an exciting, secure and lucrative career. 

Welders are masters of their domain, and in fifteen short months, you can be, too.

Who Would Be Interested in a Welding Occupational Program? What kind of people become welders? Those interested in the adventurous world of welding are the kind of people that enjoy:

  • Working with their hands
  • An active work environment that is different from day to day
  • Problem solving
  • Paying attention to detail

Welding involves a little sweat and a lot of hard work, but it can be incredibly fulfilling for those that are prepared to succeed in the field.

What Does a Welder Do?

There is more to welding than simply joining two pieces of metal: there are over 100 welding methods and many different tools that can be used. Miller-Motte Technical College’s vocational program will give you a solid understanding of the basics, and the opportunity to learn about different welding roles, careers and industries so you can find the best fit for you and be prepared when you graduate.

Welder, Cutter and Welder Fitter

While Welders and Welder Fitters use electrical current to bond metals together, Cutters may dismantle or trim pieces down. Welders and Cutters can work in shipyards, on skyscrapers, or even in automotive assembly plants.

Solderer and Brazer

Using molten metal, Solderers and Brazers create pieces that are smaller or thinner than those created in traditional welding, such as computer chips or circuit boards for today’s modern electronics.

Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender

The abundance of welding machinery and tools requires Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders to set up, operate and maintain important equipment and even robots.

Take a Closer Look at Welding Training with Miller-Motte Technical College

The welding training at Miller-Motte Technical College in Madison, TN will expose you to the real world of welding in a trade school versus 4-year college setting, so that you can feel confident in deciding the career path that is right for you.

Embarking on an education, or changing careers later in life, is not something that should be taken lightly. We’re here to help. Call an Admissions Representative today to set-up a tour of the facility or to learn more about the program, a career as a welder, and what our training has to offer. Feeling confident in your decision helps ensure your future success.

For more information on Miller-Motte Technical College’s Skilled Trades career technical programs, click on the links below to learn more: