PLATTSBURGH — Clinton Community College's Institute for Advanced Manufacturing will start offering welding training next week.

"The courses are open to anyone interested in gaining this valuable, in-demand skill that leads to well-paying job opportunities," a press release said.

Welding Essential Skills 1 is designed to introduce metal inert gas (MIG) welding, "a process in which an electric arc forms between a consumable MIG wire and the workpiece metal."

Topics will include introduction to welding, safety, angle grinder operation, welder setup and adjustment, and more.

"The 45-hour welding training system’s curriculum is specifically designed to instruct welders with a focus on welding safety, basic welding, welding joints and welding analysis techniques using various metals," the release said.

Eighty-seven percent of training is hands-on and takes place in a welding booth.

Those interested can check in with their employers or OneWorkSource for potential tuition funding.

The training will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Nov. 5 through Dec. 19. 

The IAM is located at 136 Clinton Point Dr. in Plattsburgh.

Welding Essential Skills 2 — which will qualify students for welder positions — will start in 2020 at a competitive price.

For more information, contact the Workforce Development Office at 518-562-4139 or visit the CCC website at clinton.edu/continuingeducation to register.

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