Thinking about becoming a welder? Take a look at the top 10 pictures of why welding is the best career to have if you are a person that likes to work with your hands. You don't have to be a construction worker but if building America gives you a sense of pride and you want to be a part of our infrastructures history and one day show your kids and grandkids? Just think generations of your family could drive over a bridge that you helped build or work in an office that you were apart of sewing together by weaving and joining hot metal to bond the backbone of a building. Or maybe you want to make sculptures that sit in a city park, or you create an art piece that is part of an interior design of a fancy building. Perhaps you want to be part of teaching our youth. The possibilities are endless. Click HERE to see the top 10. Check out # 8 @Barbiethewelder
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Hill County Welding Camp looks like my kind of place, Very modern and rustic to boot all they need is a coffee shop and some good music playing in the background. I can imagine myself on a cool fall day with the smell of welding and coffee! The pictures look so inviting!! If you live in Austin, TX, in the Texas Hill Country and you happen to do one of their work shops pleas send us pictures and a review!!! I am dying to take a trip!!! To learn more click HERE.
If you are a welder or thinking about becoming a welder here is an article about where the industry is headed as far as "Tech Savvy." We still need traditional welding. However, things are changing. New technologies have been developed that require more sophisticated welders. For example, a welding operator can now control several arc variables, including what to do with it, how to set it up, and how to adjust it mid-weld. These are new skillsets that don’t conform to an older model of welding education where you could learn the basics and then grow on the job.
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If you are considering getting into a trade, do not delay!!!! Get your training and have a future!!!
Women in Other Countries are Turning to Trades
Many women in India have an education but are competing against a privileged group, so they end up having an education put have to take jobs such as housekeeping where wages are meager, and it is not enough money to support their families. These low scale jobs bring them at the bottom of the social ladder. Everyone dreams of getting an education and being able to climb the ladder, but that is not the case for all. I feel like that is a very similar situation in America. Not just women, but men too. There is also a lot of competition when if comes to jobs learning a trade is in demand, and if you continue to pursue your education, you can land positions as a foreman, superintendent, project manager, and Certified Welding Inspector. You can do a lot of self-education to climb the ladder, with experience and learning to read blueprints, learning codes. You can also open up a fabrication shop, do jobs on the side while you work and build your business. Learning sanitation welding could put you in higher demand. Sanitation welders are used in breweries, food processing plant, pharmaceutical plants, dairy plants, that just to name a few.
I recently met a woman who had been in construction as a single mother. Later she started a welding cap business and was able to gain a large following on Instagram because of her construction background. Today she is building an empire called DUGZS Welding Caps
I believe learning a trade makes a person resourceful. As more and more people share their stories with me, I am finding they are not just welders they are Jack and Jills of many trades. They learn on skill and usually pick up experience in other trades. Laela, with DUGZ Welding Caps, is learning to weld now and plans to monetize off of it someday.
Read more about India putting trades on the map to help solve the unemployment and trades gap HERE