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Precision Production Trades:
Welding Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students prepare to apply technical knowledge and skill to use current welding processes, including robotics welding. These courses are based on the American Welding Society (AWS) task list.

You Will Learn
  • How to operate and tend welding machines that join or bond together components to fabricate metal products and assemblies according to specifications and blueprints.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Precision Production Trades: Welding - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
SkillsUSA is the student leadership organization for Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Agricultural Education Teacher
  • Welder/Cutter
  • Welding Machine Operator
  • Welding Teacher
Workforce Trends
Job prospects should be excellent for skilled candidates.

This is a nontraditional occupation for women. In 2007, less than 5.6 percent of the people employed in this occupation were women.

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