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No-cost welding certification course to be offered by GLCAP’s WorkAdvance program




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Aspiring welders will soon have the opportunity to enhance their skills through the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) WorkAdvance program, which is set to roll out a comprehensive welding certification course.

The course is designed to equip students with a firm grasp of welding principles, culminating in a Gas Metal Arc Welding 2G (Horizontal Weld) certification endorsed by the American Welding Society. Successful completion of the course and associated testing will lead to this industry-recognized certification.

Scheduled to run for six weeks, the program will be conducted during evening hours on three nights a week. This concentrated approach will ensure that participants receive a total of 54 hours of instruction, creating a conducive environment for skill development.

Though precise course timings and the commencement date are yet to be finalized, the intention is to kick off classes in either August or September. Those eager to partake in the training can express their interest by reaching out to GLCAP’s dedicated career coaches, Angela Long and Jamie Collins, who can be contacted at 1-800-775-9767.

This initiative is integral to GLCAP’s broader WorkAdvance program, a platform that facilitates the transition of job-seekers into high-demand industries with the potential for career growth. The program encompasses a spectrum of services, ranging from specialized technical training to personalized career coaching, along with guidance towards securing income support.

WorkAdvance represents a collaborative effort between GLCAP and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association. The program’s operational scope has been made possible through funding from a three-year grant extended by the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Good Jobs Challenge program.

For those seeking additional information about this valuable program, detailed resources are available at

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