Women’s Courses

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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. We are so proud to have launched our Equitable Employment Program which helps us bridge the gap between employees and employers to between support marginalized welders.

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

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YEAR ROUND SCHEDULE:

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

 

Spring Semester | January – April

Summer Semester | May – August

Fall Semester | September – August

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

1) Safety gear
2) Equipment and supplies during class
3) Additional practice times will be available
4) Certification Test ($450 Value)
5) Many, many, many opportunities, as your success means a lot to us!

SCHOLARSHIPS

There are limited income-based scholarships, see if you qualify for one!

STEPS TO APPLY & GET STARTED:

  1. Intake Form: Once you complete this you will be prompted to schedule your interview with LWG Staff
  2. Interview: Usually takes 30 minutes and is offered In-Person or Virtually
  3. Email Notification: Follow up will be sent to the email you signed up with
  4. Program orientation: 1 – 2 weeks prior to start date
  5. Certification Test: Usually happens Week 11 on Thursdays at 5:30PM and students take this as a group

2023 SPRING SEMESTER SCHEDULE

MONDAY MARCH 6 – MAY 19, 2023
5:30PM – 9:00PM

 

WOMEN’S COURSE SCHEDULE:

Orientation: Monday February 13  Orientation Time: In-person 5:30PM – 9:00PM

Graduation: Friday May 19 Graduation Time:  In-person 5:30PM – 9:00PM

MONDAYS | 5:30PM – 9PM

JOB READINESS (EN/ES) – LEVEL 1

Instructor: Consuelo Lockhart
Teacher Assistant: Maria Bautista

  • First time students / Beginners
  • Open to Guild Graduates & Members
  • Free training

Pre-requisites: None

Completion: Certificate of Completion

MONDAYS | 5:30PM – 9PM

INTRO TO TIG (EN/ES) – LEVEL 2

Instructor: Graciela Ricano
Teacher Assistant: Ana Tovar

  • Second time students / Intermediate
  • Women (18+ ages)
  • Income-based scholarships

Pre-requisites: 2F GMAW Certification

Completion: 2F GTAW Certification

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS | 5:30PM – 9PM

INTRO TO MIG & JR (EN/ES) – LEVEL 1

Instructor(s): Consuelo Lockhart & Graciela Ricano
Teacher Assistant: Maria Bautista

  • First time students / beginners
  • Women (18+ ages)
  • Income-based scholarships

Pre-requisites: None

Completion: 2F GMAW Certification

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS | 5:30PM – 9PM

INTRO TO FAB (EN/ES) – LEVEL 2

Instructor: Consuelo Lockhart
Teacher Assistant: Marisol Serrano

  • Second time students / Intermediate
  • Women (18+ ages)
  • Income-based scholarships

Pre-requisites: 2F GMAW

Completion: Certificate of Completion

COURSE OVERVIEWS:

LEVEL 1 COURSES

JOB READINESS (INGLES Y ESPANOL)

Program: 40 Hours | 10 weeks | Once a Week
Days: Mondays | 5:30PM – 9:00PM

Objective: The Job Readiness program is lead by our EEP Advisors who will prepare students to enter the industry with the tools to self advocate, learn their civil and human rights, interviewing preparation, networking, additional hard skills and is compromised of training sessions and field trips. 

Completion: Certificate of Completion & Eligibility for Level 2 Courses

Course Requirements:

No Prerequisites | 10 Weeks | 5:30PM-9:00PM

  • Open to all Guild Graduates and Members
  • Spanish Support
  • Free

INTRO TO MIG (INGLES Y ESPANOL)

Program: 80 Hours | 10 weeks | Twice a Week
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays | 5:30PM – 9:00PM

  1. Session 1:  Mondays | Job Readiness
  2. Session 2: Wednesdays | MIG

Objective: This 2 part course is designed as an introductory course to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG) paired with Professional Development. 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. The Job Readiness portion of this class will prepare students to enter the industry with the tools to self advocate, learn their civil and human rights, and is compromised of training session and field trips.

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

Course Requirements:

No Prerequisites | 10 Weeks | 5:30PM-9:00PM

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

Income-based Scholarships Available:

      • Class-Fee Scholarships
      • Tuition Scholarships
      • Certification Scholarships

LEVEL 2 COURSES

INTRO TO TIG (INGLES Y ESPANOL)

Program: 40 Hours | 10 weeks | Once a Week

Days: Mondays | 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

Course Requirements:

Intro to MIG & JRP Completion | 10 Weeks | 5:30PM – 9:00PM

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

Income-based Scholarships Available:

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

Program: 40 Hours | 10 weeks | Once a Week

Days: TBD | 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

Course Requirements:

Intro to MIG & JRP Completion | 10 Weeks | 5:30PM – 9:00PM

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

Income-based Scholarships Available:

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

Program: 40 Hours | 10 weeks | Twice a Week

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays | 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: Certificate of Completion

Course Requirements:

Intro to MIG & JRP Completion | 10 Weeks | 5:30PM – 9:00PM

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

Income-based Scholarships Available:

      • Class-Fee Scholarships
      • Tuition Scholarships
      • Certification Scholarships