MATC to offer free summer welding certificate program

Milwaukee Area Technical College is offering a two-month, entry-level welding certificate program from May 26 to July 24 at the MATC Mequon campus’ new welding laboratory. The program has a capacity of 16 students, and it is free to students as the cost of the courses is covered by a U.S. Department of Labor grant.

Classes will be held during the daytime or late afternoon/early evening, depending on which time is most convenient for the majority of applicants. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

The certificate includes classes in Gas Metal ARC Welding Practices, Blueprint Reading for Welders, Welding Trades Mathematics, Academic Math Support and a Manufacturing Skills Certification Safety Class. Students must take all five classes. Some of the courses can be applied to MATC’s welding technical diploma program.

The U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant is part of a “Making the Future” project to develop, expand and improve advanced manufacturing career pathways. The 16 colleges that make up the Wisconsin Technical College System are sharing the four-year, $14.9 million “Making the Future” grant that was awarded to WTCS in 2012.

For more information, contact Christine Woda at (414) 297-6402,; or Elan Namath at (414) 297-6655,

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