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Basic Welding Training

  • Class Type: Business and Industry
  • Location: Hastings
  • Start Date: May 16, 2022
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The class will meet Mondays through Fridays, May 16 through June 3. It will cover basic GMAW welding and blueprint reading and safety.

Welding is a career that offers more choices of industries to work in and advancement opportunities than just about any other career choice. Attend our Basic Welding Training and you will learn how to set up, adjust and weld utilizing gas metal arc welders.

Individuals who currently fall below the income guidelines and meet the other eligibility requirement would qualify for GAP funding to cover the total cost of the program.

Household/Size Income Limits
1 $33,975
2 $45,775
3 $57,575
4 $69,375
5 $81,175
6 $92,975

Eligibility requirements:

  • Fall below income guidelines listed above.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien under the Federal Immigration or Nationality Act.
  • Be a resident of Nebraska.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to learn.
  • Has the desire to work full time.
  • Ability to complete the training program.

Preregistration is required by May 2. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a helmet, welding jacket, side cutter, gloves and a certificate of completion for 96 hours of welding. They also will be prepared to enter a field where entry-level welders earn $14 to $16 per hour and experienced welders earn $16 to $22 per hour

NOTE: Individuals must pass a drug screen test before enrollment into the program. Steel-toed shoes are required.

Class Details

  • Cost: $2,700, but free to individuals who qualify for GAP funding
  • Address:
    550 S. Technical Blvd.
  • Location: CCC-Hastings, Hamilton Building, Welding Lab


For more information or to register, contact Sandy Samuelson at 402-461-2529; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 2529; or

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