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shutterstock 159467552 800x533Whether you have always known you wanted to be a welder, or have just begun thinking about pursuing a career in welding, the West Texas Energy Consortium has a number of tools and resources housed here in the Welding Virtual Center of Excellence to help out along the way. This short video by the U.S. Department of Labor is a great introductory overview of what is involved in welding. Still not sure? Take the Texas Genuine Assessment to see what career clusters match up with your interests.

If building things or working with your hands is right up your alley, welding might just be the job for you. It is a high wage, high demand occupation particularly here in the region with recent growth in the energy sector. Check out some of the different things you can do with a welding certificate or degree and how much the average welder makes in our Regional Spotlight below, then visit our Training Partners page to learn more about the community colleges and technical schools that are a part of our regional welding initiative.

Ever wondered what a "Day in the Life" of a welder is like? Check out this career profile video featuring people who pursued a career in welding.

Student Resources

U.S. Department of Labor - CareerOneStop

American Welding Society and Weld-Ed - Careers in Welding

The Welding Institute - Resources for Students

National Center for Welding Education and Training - Career Exploration

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