What’s up with welding? Our grads are being hired before they even complete their training. There are companies in northern Michigan with permanent “welders wanted” signs posted. Seriously — they’re all over the place.
Jobs for welders are listed on Craigslist (narrow your search to northern Michigan) and consistently available at the likes of Moran Iron Works in Onaway, and East Jordan Iron Works in East Jordan.
Why? Not just anybody can weld. It takes skill, some smarts, training, and time to learn the trade. We’ve heard stories about construction superintendents “thinking about” learning to weld, but never taking the time to learn how to do it well.