Training more welders

In response to the state’s critical welder shortage, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) recently rolled out the first of four mobile welding labs that will enable local colleges to better address industry needs and meet the demand for more workers.

Each lab is equipped with six high-tech welding booths, virtual welders and instructional resources for training. The labs will be shared among TCSG’s 22 colleges to help them respond to the short-term training needs of businesses and industries throughout the state. Use of the mobile welding labs will increase the colleges’ ability to customize programs with flexible schedules that meet specific industry criteria.

Learn more about TCSG’s workforce training programs in “Geared for Great Careers,” in this month’s Georgia Trend.

Photo of the mobile welding lab at the Georgia State Capitol courtesy of the TCSG.

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