Course Offerings

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WOMEN’S COURSES:

The Latinas Welding Guild is a need-based program focused on creating barrier-less education and the advancement of women in a field that has traditionally been less accessible to them. By providing a safe space to learn the welding skill, scholarships, and language support, we empower our students to take control of their careers as they enter the industry. In order to continue our work, we are seeking partnerships with businesses and organizations that share our values and understand the importance of supporting underserved populations.

Note: Course schedule is subject to change due to COVID and demand

 

YEAR ROUND SCHEDULE:

(For course descriptions scroll down)

Spring Semester | January – April

Summer Semester | May – August

Fall Semester | September – August

LEVEL 1 COURSES:

(All Level 1 Students are required to go through the Job Readiness Program)

  • Intro to MIG (EN & ES) | Tuesdays & Wednesdays
  • Job Readiness Program (EN & ES) | Wednesdays (no additional cost)
  • Intro to MIG (ES) | Wednesdays & Thursdays
LEVEL 1 COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

No Prerequisites | Twice a week | Evening Courses

  • All Women (18+ Ages)
  • Income-based Scholarships
  • Spanish Support
LEVEL 2 COURSES:

(Level 2 Students may be subject to attending Job Readiness training or coaching based on attendance and/or behavior)

  • Intro to Fabrication (EN & ES) | Typically Mondays
  • Intro to TIG (EN & ES) | Typically Wednesdays
  • Intro to CNC (EN & ES) | TBD
  • Intro to Stick (EN & ES) | TBD
LEVEL 2 COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

2F GMAW Certification required | Once a week | Evening Courses

  • All Women (18+ Ages)
  • Income-based Scholarships
  • Spanish Support

EQUITABLE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM:

As our Organization has grown, unfortunately, we have seen 5-of-12 Guild Graduates we placed since Fall 2019 have either left the industry, changed jobs or are currently at risk of changing careers due to issues of sexism, racism, or discrimination. As graduates successfully complete our welding program we work with eligible Graduates on a case-by-case basis to place them into positions and incubate aspiring entrepreneurs so they can kick start their careers.

The Equitable Employment Program comes in and helps mitigate the challenges women face entering the industry while also providing them the skills to thrive, self advocate, maintain long-term employment, and make an impact for future women entering the industry.

We realize we can’t do this alone so we developed our Equitable Employment Advisors group to ensure our training session are current and relevant in regards to our soft and hard skills training throughout our Job Readiness Program. Our Community recognized advisors are working professionals in the Manufacturing industry, employment agencies, and human and civil rights organizations.

Eligible Equitable Welders:

  • All Students enrolled in Level 1 Courses (this is a requirement)
  • Job Seekers
  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Note: Level 2 students are also subject to additional training or coaching sessions based on poor behavior or attendance

Eligible Guild Graduates:

  • Good attendance & participation during class
  • Successful completion of course(s) and certification test
  • Job placement focus

Job-Readiness Program: This training program (runs quarterly and year-round) provides Graduates with preparation for employment, problem solving skills, critical thinking and the confidence to self advocate with the support of the advisory board. Graduates will get additional hands-on training to prepare them for welding interviews, weld tests and confidently apply for a position with an Employer identified by our Equitable Advisors.

This program will also include: 

  • Resume & Cover Letter Workshops
  • Mock Interviews & Role Playing
  • Networking

 

2022 FALL SEMESTER

Monday August 22, 2022 – Friday November 18, 2022
5:30PM – 9:00PM

 

WOMEN’S COURSE SCHEDULE:

Orientation: Monday August 22, 2022 (All Courses required to attend) Orientation Time: In-person 5:30PM – 9:00PM

Graduation: Friday November 18 Graduation Time:  In-person 5:30PM – 9:00PM

INTRO TO FABRICATION

Day/time: Mondays 5:30PM-9:00PM

Day 1: Monday August 29

Last Day: Monday November 14

Completion: Certificate of Completion

INTRO TO MIG (EN & ES)

Days/time: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5:30PM-9:00PM

Day 1: Tuesday August 30

Last Day: Tuesday November 8

Test Date: Thursday November 17

Cert: 2F GMAW

INTRO TO TIG (EN & ES)

Day/time: Wednesdays 5:30PM-9:00PM

Day 1: Wednesday August 31

Last Day: Wednesday November 9

Test Date: Thursday November 17

Certificate: 2F GTAW

INTRO TO MIG (ES only)

Days/time: Wednesdays & Thursdays 5:30PM-9:00PM

Day 1: Thursday September 1

Last Day: Thursday November 10

Test Date: Thursday November 17

Certification: 2F GMAW

COURSE OVERVIEWS:

LEVEL 1 COURSES

INTRO TO MIG (INGLES Y ESPANOL)

Program: 80 Hours | 12 weeks
Days:

  1. Session 1: (EN & ES) Tuesdays & Wednesdays | 5:30PM – 9PM
  2. Session 2: (ES only) Wednesdays & Thursdays | 5:30PM – 9PM

Objective: This course is designed as an introductory course to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG). Students will learn welding theory while getting applied training of welding in various positions. Students will focus on production welding with the end goal of workplace readiness. As a part of our efforts to make a positive impact in the Industry we are having all Level 1 and some Level 2 participate in our Job Readiness Program to set them up for a successful and long term career.

Short MIG video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twUAa5LWUvk
Long MIG video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXKvs5uGXrY

Completion: GMAW 2F Certification Test

    • Diversity of Background & Cultures
    • No Pre-requisites
    • Low-to-moderate income focus

Income-based Scholarships Available:

      • Class-Fee Scholarships
      • Tuition Scholarships
      • Certification Scholarships

LEVEL 2 COURSES

INTRO TO STICK (INGLES Y ESPANOL)

Program: 40 Hours | 10 weeks
Days: Typically Wednesdays | 5:30PM – 9PM
Objective: This Intro to Stick class is a great starting point to learn some basics and receive an industry recognized certification upon successful completion of the class. “Introduction to SMAW” covers the basic theories and practices of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), as well as common operational procedures.

Short STICK video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elmDvqdeMKI
Long STICK video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MKuUICV6-c

Completion: SMAW 2F Certification Test

    • Diversity of Background & Cultures
    • No Pre-requisites
    • Low-to-moderate income focus

Income-based Scholarships Available:

      • Class-Fee Scholarships
      • Tuition Scholarships
      • Certification Scholarships
INTRO TO TIG (INGLES Y ESPANOL)

Program: 40 Hours | 10 weeks
Days: Typically Wednesdays | 5:30PM – 9PM
Objective: This course is designed as an introductory course to TIG Welding. Students will learn welding theory while getting applied training of welding in various positions on various materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Students will focus on production welding with the end goal of workplace readiness. In the field, TIG applications include welding stainless in the food industry; stainless, aluminum, titanium, and magnesium in the aircraft and aerospace industry; alloys in race car frames; and mild steel on pressure vessels. For the home hobby welder and artist, TIG is great for sculptures and other projects. Hobbyists and artists generally use mild steel, stainless, aluminum, and, to a lesser extent, copper.

Short TIG video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASjJAI9ldko&t=112s
Long TIG video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCCdiksvXMU

Completion: GTAW 2F Certification Test

    • Diversity of Background & Cultures
    • No Pre-requisites
    • Low-to-moderate income focus

Income-based Scholarships Available:

      • Class-Fee Scholarships
      • Tuition Scholarships
      • Certification Scholarships
INTRO TO FABRICATION (INGLES Y ESPANOL)

Program: 40 Hours | 10 weeks
Days: Typically Mondays | 5:30PM – 9PM
Objective: This Intro to Fabrication class builds off of our Intro to Welding class to teach students how to prepare material, put together a cut list, assemble and weld up a small project. The hands-on exercises in this class are used as workforce development and will show them some beginning steps to start a potential product line.

Fabrication video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS-RxR3OBgo

Completion: Certification of Completion

    • Diversity of Background & Cultures
    • No Pre-requisites
    • Low-to-moderate income focus

Income-based Scholarships Available:

      • Class-Fee Scholarships
      • Tuition Scholarships
      • Certification Scholarships