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A Basic Welding Course will be offered by West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling campus, beginning Oct. 8.
The four-week course ending Nov. 2 is the first such training program at WVNCC and will be held in the Maintenance Building across from the Market Street side of the B&O Building, 1704 Market St., downtown Wheeling.
Class hours will be from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with a daily half-hour lunch break. There will be 160 hours of instructional and hands-on learning, according to Karri Mulhern, director of economic and workforce development at Northern.
“This welding training program will allow local residents to learn new skills to find employment in a variety of industries or to advance in their current position,” Mulhern said. “Local employers have indicated to us that people with welding skills are in high demand, and it is difficult to find these people currently in our region.
“The types of businesses in need of welders vary from production to light and heavy manufacturing, maintenance and the oil and gas industry,” Mulhern explained.
Mulhern added that the Basic Welding Course, which costs $2,550, is limited to eight participants and that students will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. A waiting list will be done the same way, with classes to be offered monthly based on demand.
Registration as non-degree students is available at Northern’s three campuses. For more information, contact Mulhern at 304-214-8975 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.