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Trailblazers | Certification

Trailblazers is a free trades training program preparing women and gender-expansive individuals ages 18+ for careers in construction and the renewable energy sector.

The seven-week-long pre-apprenticeship program provides a safe, non-judgmental environment for participants to build skills, gain confidence, and explore fields that tend to be male-dominated.

Throughout the program, participants get hands-on experience through field trips, community build projects, and a three-week paid onsite work experience with a local employer who has participated in our gender equity training.

This program includes or prepares for the following credential(s): National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Craft.

Combination Structural and Pipe Welding Program | Certificate

The Combination Structural and Pipe Welding program is for the welding training of plates and pipe in all positions. Upon graduation, students will be able to obtain entry level positions in construction of bridges, fabrication of structural components, heating plants, pipe line welding and other job shop applications.

Class start dates are the first Monday of September and March. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis. Call Admissions for details on booth availability and inquiries for additional openings.

Students are required but not limited to one (1) certification in each Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) to pass the program.

Structural Welding Program | Certificate

AWI’s Structural Welding Program is designed to train students how to perform welding of plates in all positions. Upon graduation, students will be able to obtain entry level positions in construction of bridges, fabrication of structural components, and other job shop applications.

Class start dates are the first Monday of September and March. Classes are filled on a first come first serve basis.