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For those who like to work with their hands and solve problems, a career as a welder could be the perfect fit. Welders work in various industries, from automotive manufacturing to aerospace.
Universal Technical Institute’s campus in Lisle, Illinois, is located just outside of Chicago and can help give you the hands-on experience you need to train for an entry-level role in the welding industry.1
UTI Lisle’s 36-week Welding Technology program is designed to help equip students with the skills and experience they need to pursue roles in a range of industries.
The course teaches students the four major types of arc welding used in the industry today, which helps prepare them to become combination welders. The methods taught are:
The Welding program at UTI Lisle features a curriculum suitable for all skill levels. Courses in the program include:
Welders work in a range of industries, from construction to manufacturing. There’s a demand for skilled welders who are trained on different welding processes. Watch this video to learn more.
Employers hiring for positions often will look at a candidate’s graduation documents from the school they attended. Welding graduates from UTI Lisle earn diplomas.
Students in the Welding program at UTI Lisle train with state-of-the-industry tools and technology.
The training program curriculum was developed in conjunction with Lincoln Electric, an industry-leader in the design and manufacturing of welding technology. The brand’s technology includes VRTEX® virtual welders, which allow students to practice their skills in a simulated environment before trying out the equipment firsthand.
Welding is a skill that’s needed in many industries. There are several different career paths welders could explore after gaining experience in the field, including:
To learn more about some of the career paths welders can take, check out our welding career guide.
*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.
With its proximity to Chicago, UTI’s Lisle campus is a great place to complete your welding training. Explore attractions like Navy Pier, Cloud Gate and the Lincoln Park Zoo. There are also several racetracks and racing opportunities located nearby to help keep you busy when you’re not in class.
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Want to see what the UTI Lisle campus is like up close and personal? Guided tours are held Monday through Friday so you can check out the classrooms and labs for yourself.
UTI hosts several in-person and virtual events throughout the year that can help you decide if attending trade school in Lisle is the right call for you. View our events calendar below to see what we have coming up.
You can train for an exciting career in the welding industry by attending the Welding Technology program at UTI Lisle. Graduate in just 36 weeks from the program prepared for the field. Ready to learn more? Click the link below to request more information and connect with an Admissions Representative who can help get your questions answered.
1) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
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26) Estimated annual median salary for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on personal credentials and economic factors. Work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer and their compensation programs affect wages. Entry-level salaries may be lower. UTI programs prepare graduates for careers in industries using the provided training, primarily as welding technicians. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as a technician, such as certified inspector and quality control. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (51-4121) is $34,399 to $48,009 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2019 data, viewed June 2, 2021, https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). North Carolina salary information: The U.S. Department of Labor estimate of hourly earnings of the middle 50% for skilled welders in North Carolina, published May 2021, is $20.28. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $16.97 and $14.24, respectively. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020. Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, viewed June 2, 2021.)
42) For Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an annual average of 49,200 job openings between 2020 and 2030. Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements. See Table 1.10 Occupational separations and openings, projected 2020–30, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed November 18, 2021. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Updated on November 18, 2021.
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