For most women, a career in welding is not an option, it probably hasn’t even crossed their mind. Reasons for this include how physically demanding a welding career can be and that it is an industry generally dominated by men. But there is another side to welding – the side where a women’s touch can make all the difference – welding art.
One school in Illinois, Harper Continuing Education, is offering classes that might pique women’s interest in the welding field. The classes being offered are “Welding for Women” and “Make Your Own Garden Structure.” Classes are being taught by Pamela Olin, a nationally known welding artist. Both courses are non-credit and meant to introduce women to welding concepts.
Beyond art, many women hold successful positions in the welding industry. A Wisconsin technical college is opening middle school girls up to the opportunities in this field. During a weeklong camp at Fox Valley Technical College, middle school girls are introduced to a variety of careers that men normally dominate including welding and police work. This camp is meant to empower girls letting them know that there’s no job a girl can’t do.
Employers in the welding industry are looking for qualified workers. Whether you are a woman or a man welding could be the career for you. Search our database now for a welding school in your area.