Youth Courses

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Our mission is to provide high-quality welding education and training to individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular focus on empowering women, underserved communities, and youth. We strive to create a barrier-free learning environment that encourages creativity, innovation, and collaboration. By equipping our students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the welding trade, we aim to foster economic opportunity and strengthen our local communities.

The LWG Youth Welding training program offers incoming 6th-12th graders a safe learning environment to explore a career in the welding trades through our year-round Youth Welding Clubs and Youth Welding Camps. Our program emphasizes project-based learning, allowing participants to engage in practical tasks that foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills. By actively participating in welding projects, youth can develop their creativity, attention to detail, and technical proficiency. Moreover, this program equips them with essential 21st-century skills, such collaboration, communication, and leadership, all of which are vital in today’s rapidly evolving job market. In this immersive environment, LWG aims to drive economic mobility within our community through our multigenerational approach to essential trade skill education.

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


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No Prerequisites | 2 Weeks | 9AM-4:00PM

A good candidate for out two week youth welding program is someone who is interested in STEM, enjoys working with their hands, is safety-conscious, detail-oriented, curious, creative, and has good hand-eye coordination are welcomed to apply!

Middle School Students:

  • Incoming 6th – incoming 8th Graders
  • Income-based Scholarships available
  • Spanish Support available

High School Students:

  • Incoming 9th – incoming 12th Graders
  • Income-based Scholarships available
  • Spanish Support available

Step 1: Intake Form

Step 2: Interview

Step 3: Decision – email notification



1) Safety gear
2) Equipment and supplies during class
3) Spanish support
4) Breakfast and lunch provided
5) Industry field trips and connections!


There are limited scholarships – ask us how to apply for one!

Contact Jessica Rodriguez Hernandez:

Building a future together! 


We aim to introduce young people to the basics of welding and metalworking in a safe and engaging environment!


The goals of a year-round youth welding camps and clubs will include:

  • Providing hands-on experience: Our camp aims to provide participants with an opportunity to work with welding equipment and tools in a supervised and supportive setting.
  • Developing skills: Our camp aims to help participants develop skills in MIG welding and metalworking that they can use to pursue a career or hobby in the future.
  • Encouraging creativity: Our camp aims to encourage participants to explore their creativity and develop their problem-solving skills by working on projects that require design and fabrication.
  • Building confidence: Our camp aims to help participants build confidence in their abilities by providing positive feedback and guidance from experienced instructors.
  • Fostering teamwork: Our camp aims to encourage participants to work collaboratively with their peers on projects, developing their communication and interpersonal skills.

Skills Gained: 

  • Learning basic MIG Welding Skills
  • Introducing youth to shop safety
  • Career exploration 
  • Measurements/ Dimensions 
  • Introducing youth to the fabrication process: design, planning, prototyping, budgeting, communication, and execution.


Program Schedule