Training Opportunity: Welding

2022-05-19T08:09:18-04:00 April 29th, 2022|

Training Opportunity: Welding

  • This program will focus on the basics of MIG and TIG welding.
  • The primary focus is on safety, along with – identification of alloys, advantages and drawbacks of each welding type, and a general understanding of the welding arc.
  • Students will be able to interpret and critique their own welds, making necessary adjustments to their machine or technique.


  • July 6, 2022 to August 26, 2022
  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica


  • Unemployed or Underemployed
  • H.S. Diploma or GED/HiSET
  • 18 years old or older

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the form below and a staff member will reach out to you.

Students can acquire the skills they need to build a sustainable career in a dynamic industry
By Judy Bass

Monday, May 9, 2022 – Tammy Derochea knew it was time to make a change. A resourceful mid-life professional with kids, she already had impressive credentials, including two college degrees, a three-page resume and 17 years’ experience in healthcare.

But three years ago, she yearned to make a career move, maybe a bold one. What she was doing simply wasn’t her “cup of tea.”

However, welding was something that really energized her. “I loved working with metals,” she recalls. A talented home-based crafter, Derochea already knew she had a flair for such work. Now, she wanted to gain additional techniques and skills to pursue her passion more formally, rather than settle for just any run-of-the-mill job.

“I want to make sparks fly!” she declared recently.

The first step she took was to connect with Amy Veillette, assistant manager at the MassHire Lowell Career Center. It was Veillette who helped Derochea discover the program that would completely change the trajectory of her working life.

That program, overseen by the Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (NAMC), is designed to provide no-cost training and job opportunities to unemployed and underemployed adults seeking careers in the bustling field of advanced manufacturing.

NAMC Executive Director Maryanne Ham urges people of all professional backgrounds and existing skillsets to think about enrolling.

“All of us at NAMC want to bring these exciting Advanced Manufacturing training and employment opportunities to the public’s attention. This is a great chance to learn a new occupation with limitless room for growth from the ground up. Thanks to our dedicated partners at the MassHire Career Centers, those who graduate will have ample assistance in obtaining employment.”

MassHire Programs & Services are funded in full by US Department of Labor (USDOL) Employment and Training Administration grants. Additional details furnished upon request.

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