“Welders wanted” signs are up all over the place. Our grads are getting jobs before they are done with training. Companies in northern Michigan have permanent “welders wanted” signs posted — and they’ve been up for a couple of years.
Welding jobs still are easy to find on Craigslist (narrow the search to northern Michigan). Moran Iron Works in Onaway, and East Jordan Iron Works in East Jordan consistently have jobs posted.
Not everybody can weld. It takes some skill, some smarts, some training, and time to learn how to do it well.
If you’re still reading, we hope this is the last time something crosses your path before you get into action and become a welder. The economy in northern Michigan isn’t “turning around” — it has turned around. You should grab this opportunity to learn a new skill (or hone what you already know) and be in demand before your training is complete.
Much the same can be said for CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) jobs. You could earn a certificate, get a job and make up to $35 an hour (we’re not blowing smoke — 90% of people working in these fields make that kind of money). You seriously could make more money than people with a four-year degree. So, if you enjoy fixing problems, CNC could be the way to go.
Once you learn how to troubleshoot, operate, service, and maintain Computer Numerically Controlled systems, you could fill a job opening in a commercial or industrial setting that’s been driven by environmental regulations and continuing economic growth. Earning a CNC certificate means you will be able to program tools in metal and plastic manufacturing, or work in HVAC or electrical technology.
We just put the finishing touches on a new Computer Numerically Controlled lab created specifically for a certificate program at our site in Gaylord in order to help more people in the region qualify for better jobs, earn more money, and fill open positions in these specialized fields.
Classroom and lab time will be combined. You’ll learn everything you need to be an asset to an employer. You’ll also be worth more money.
You’ll be studying from the National Center for Construction Education and Research curriculum (that means you’ll have what employers are looking for). You’ll also polish your skills through internships and some hands-on learning projects with local contractors.
Our instructors are industry-trained master electricians or electrical engineers with experience in all CNC-related applications.
Don’t worry about not knowing exactly what to do next; we have experts ready to help put you in a position to land a great job.
Unless something more urgent than your future needs your attention right now, call us to find out what to do first or click on the links to read more about these programs. Our Welding and CNC Machinist programs are located at our site in Gaylord. It’s where you’ll do your training.
If you’re ready to grow and thrive in a Welding or CNC career or make more money where you work right now, call Luann Mabarak at 989-705-3600 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Or get more information here:
Welding and Fabricating: www.kirtland.edu/programs-we-offer/welding-and-fabricating-degrees
CNC Machinist: www.kirtland.edu/programs-we-offer/cnc-machinist-degrees