Covid-19 Update

At the Latinas Welding Guild, the safety and well-being of our visitors, students, and staff are our highest priorities.

This is why the Latinas Welding Guild is more than just a space—it is a vibrant safe and healthy learning environment for all. We are providing in-person courses and will safely start offering public workshops, events and tours.

We are taking the necessary actions to protect the safety of our patrons, students, and staff by adhering to the following precautionary measures:

  • You must wear a mask while in the building which includes all common areas.
  • The space is open for classes and tours by appointment only. If you would like to schedule a time to meet, please visit weldingguild.com/contact.
  • All students and patrons are required to enter through the front entrance of the building so that we can regulate and follow reduced capacity guidelines.
  • Social distancing practices are in place.
  • Restrooms are one occupancy use at a time.
  • Building is routinely sanitized.
  • Class sizes have been reduced.
  • Our shop is laid out to provide ample distance between students.
  • Shared equipment have policies in place to ensure equipment is cleaned and sanitized after each use.

You can help the Latinas Welding Guild minimize the economic impact of cancellations and maximize our investments in our accessible training, collaborative workspace, staff and students. Thank you for your support during this challenging time for our organization and our beautiful community.

We look forward to meeting you whether it be in-person or virtual!


We’re a nonprofit of Latinas who come together with the common interest in welding for creative or career opportunities. With the intentions of becoming mentors, community leaders, educators, empower the latino community and all women in Central Indiana. This group will focus on cultural awareness exhibitions and fundraisers that will show the art of welding and build cultural competence in our community.

Our History

The Latinas Welding Guild was established as a 501(c)3 organization in October of 2017 by  Consuelo Poland, a Guatemalan-born functional artist and welder with the goal to empower women personally, creatively and economically through welding. Having seen first hand the struggles of the Latino Community, she formed the Guild to create a space of equal access and education for women, particularly minority women, in what is a heavily male-occupied field. Currently, 96% of certified welders are male and the income discrepancy between male and female welders is around 28%. The Latinas Welding Guild exists to help low to moderate income Latinas and non-Latina women gain access to welding skills and certification preparation.

Our Board of Directors

Alexis Gonzalez** | President
Indiana Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs | Director

Jessica Hernandez**
Latinas Welding Guild | Deputy Director

Consuelo Lockhart**
Latinas Welding Guild | Founder & Executive Director

Julissa Sandoval-Squier** 
Sonablate Corp | Director, People Operations

Tiffany Noel Orff**
Welding Women Syndicate | Founder

Leslie Salazar**
The Mind Trust | Manager of Donor Relations

Eric Strickland | Treasurer
Landmark Companies | Asset Supervisor

Anna Tragesser* | Secretary
Bloomerang | Account Executive

* identifies as woman

** identifies as Latina