Our list of welding schools in Alaska offers a variety of options in welding education and welder training. Be sure to do your due diligence in researching any welding school in Alaska that you intened on pursuing. Our site, Class One Welding has no affiliation with any of the schools listed below. If you would like a welding school or educational center added to our Alaska welding school list please contact us or leave a comment at the bottom of the page!
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Alaskans are fortunate to have so many good welding schools available to them, this is mostly do to the mining, gas and oil industries that are located throughout the state. Wages are also much higher in the state of Alaska for welders than in the lower 48 states even when cost of living is included.
List Of Welding Schools In Alaska
Click on the name of the welding school to go to their website for more information.
Other Welding Training In Alaska – Welding Apprenticeship
If you are not interested in or are unable to attend a traditional welding school you may find that an apprenticeship is the next best thing. Nearly all apprenticeships pay you for on-the-job training as well as classroom education. Most apprenticeships are offered through unions and come with significant benefits over working for private companies. Wages and health benefits are often much better than what most companies will offer.
Local 2520 Welding Apprenticeship
825 East 8th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Contact: Apprenticeship Coordinator
The Piledrivers, Bridge, Dock Builders and Divers union accepts applications every year for their apprenticeship program. While this not a a “welding only” apprenticeship a good portion does involve welding. Apprenticeships can be a great way to learn a skill while making a decent wage. During the apprenticeship you will undergo on the job training as well as shop and classroom time.
The apprenticeship is a total of four years and will also require you to have at least 5,200 hours of OJT (On the Job Training) and over 100 hours of classroom based training. Being in good physical shape is a must as most of the work that you will perform is outside and very strenuous. Working in confined areas and at heights of over 100 feet are also fairly common in this industry.
Local 23 Sheet Metal Workers
1307 East 75th Ave. Suite #4
Anchorage, AK 99518-3528
The Sheet Metal Works Union in Alaska has apprenticeships that include welding and metal fabrication. First year apprenticeships will start at $20.40 an hour plus benefits, after completing your four-year training program you’ll earn $40.79 per hour. The approximate length of the apprenticeship is about 8000 hours and includes on-the-job training as well as classroom work.
You will be working with metals such as galvanized iron, stainless steel and aluminum. You will learn how to utilize TIG and MIG welding on a variety of metal thickness from .015 inches to one inche.
Whether you choose to attend any of the welding schools in Alaska or simply join a welding apprenticeship program it is important to keep in mind that welding is a highly skilled job that takes years of experience to master. Another important point to keep in mind is that becoming a certified welder is very important to your career. Certified welder’s earn a much higher wage, have more opportunities available to them and will be more likely promoted to positions like a weld inspector or supervisor.