Leveraging more than $2 million in grants along with recommendations from an employer-based advisory board, Corning Community College has developed a Welding Technology Program that leads to a non-credit Certificate.
This program supports a 30-member consortium of State University of New York community colleges that have partnered to design, implement, and deliver a strategic approach to job training and education for high-need industries within the advanced manufacturing sector. Initially offered at CCC, the program will eventually be shared with other members of the Consortium.
CCC’s program will incorporate Lincoln’s Vrtex® Simulators, which allow students to learn welding techniques in a simulated, immersive environment and then transfer welding skills and body positioning to the welding booth, while reducing material waste.
Program Fast Facts
- Non-credit program providing students with skills for entry level welding positions
- Developed with a SUNY grant designed to prepare a qualiﬁed workforce to meet local employer needs
- Expected program duration is 450 hours
- Classes will be conducted in a new lab outﬁtted with modern welding and fabrication equipment as well as Lincoln’s Vrtex® Welding Simulators
- Classes taught at the Academic & Workforce Development Center on Madison Avenue in Elmira
- Welding is a career of choice: experienced welders can earn up to $50,000; opportunities for progressive responsibility exist
For more information, contact Linda Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-936-5537.