Getting Your Foot in the Door

Are you ready to start your career as a welder? You’re in luck. Beginning a career in welding has never been a more lucrative or straightforward path as it is today. With so many jobs available in this industry, the options for education are plenty! There are several paths you can take to get started and they all lead to a rewarding career. So how does one begin?

SEEKING A TRADE SCHOOL

There are many trade schools which offer excellent welding programs. If you know exactly what career path you’d like to pursue, you can seek out the best education for your future job. It’s not difficult to find programs that specialize in a variety of paths such as pipefitting, shipbuilding, infrastructure, etc. You can also choose whether you want a certificate or if you’re interested in pursuing a professional diploma. Whichever direction you want to explore, there are many educational paths to walk down so take some time and do your research to find out which is best for you.

STICK TO THE BASICS

Whatever career you intend to pursue, it’s important that you find a program that offers you well-rounded experience as a welder. The place you study should offer you a good, general education about different welding equipment you may work with as well. It’s also important to get an in-depth introduction about the materials you will encounter and how best to weld with them, as they each have different requirements. There’s a lot of information online about welding but this career demands hands-on experience and you’ll want to find a place that offers excellent one-on-one teaching so you receive feedback to improve as you learn. If you’re getting excited about hunting down the right program and want more ideas, stop in at Sidney Lee Welding Supply and we’ll be happy to point you in a good direction. And as you learn, don’t forget that we offer competitive pricing on student supplies that will help you perfect your skills!