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Marine Welder – Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) Pre-Hire Program
Associated Credential – AWS Certified Welder-Marine Welder Level 1
Dates:

June 3 - 21, 2024
July 8 - 26, 2024
August 5 - 23, 2024
Days/Times: Monday-Friday  8:00AM - 4:30PM
Instructors: T. Smith, E. Stewart
Location: Camp Community College Hobbs Suffolk Campus, Mobile Welding Lab
Tuition: $3,900
WCG Price: $1,300*
*Ask about our Workforce Credential Grant eligibility

Requirements – Be 18+ years or older, High School Diploma or GED
Must wear steel-toe shoes to class – Student must bring a notebook

The course is 3 weeks (120 hours) long, designed to prepare candidates to enter a career in Marine Welding at various shipyards in the region.  The course will cover the basics of stick welding with the AWS certification test included on the last day of class (requires travel to Hampton).  The course provides the skills necessary for entry-level employment in the ship repair industry.


Marine Welder – Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) Pre-Hire Program
Associated Credential – AWS Certified Welder-Marine Welder LEVEL 2

Dates: TBA
Days/Times: Monday-Friday  8:00AM - 4:30PM
Instructors: T. Smith, E. Stewart
Location: Camp Community College Hobbs Suffolk Campus, Mobile Welding Lab
Tuition: $3,900
WCG Price: $1,300*
*Ask about our Workforce Credential Grant eligibility


Marine Welder – Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) Pre-Hire Program
Associated Credential – AWS Certified Welder-Marine Welder LEVEL 3

Dates: TBA
Days/Times: Monday-Friday  8:00AM - 4:30PM
Instructors: T. Smith, E. Stewart
Location: Camp Community College Hobbs Suffolk Campus, Mobile Welding Lab
Tuition: $3,900
WCG Price: $1,300*
*Ask about our Workforce Credential Grant eligibility

Requirements – Be 18+ years or older, High School Diploma or GED
Must wear steel-toe shoes to class – Student must bring a notebook

The course is 3 weeks (120 hours) long, designed to prepare candidates to enter a career in Marine Welding at various shipyards in the region.  The course will cover the basics of stick welding with the AWS certification test included on the last day of class (requires travel to Hampton).  The course provides the skills necessary for entry-level employment in the ship repair industry.


*Students for this class will be selected by the Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) participating member companies.

To apply, visit shiprepairtraining.com

In a partnership with the Virginia Ship Repair Association, students selected for this program may enter into direct employment with a partner employer of VSRA.

For more information, call Camp’s Workforce Development Center at (757) 569-6050.

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Job Outlook –
As of the fourth quarter of 2021, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers was 2,308. 

There is projected annual demand for 202 new entrants into the occupation.

(Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, April 2022)

Earnings in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region –
2021 wages for Welding, Cutter, Solderer, and Brazer careers:
Entry Level $40,100 – Mean $52,800 – Experienced $59,200