SkillBridge Partnership Program
TCB Industrial’s welding apprenticeship program is intended for military service members who are serious about pursuing a career in construction welding. Our program teaches participants the fundamentals of construction welding with an emphasis on safety. The goal of our program is to provide entry to medium-level training and expose participants to what a future as a career welder would look like. After completion, and all criteria is met, they can decide whether a career in welding is the right fit for them. Graduates of our program who excel and are interested in moving forward will have the opportunity to become sponsored into a union trade such as a Millwright, Pipe Fitter / Welder, Pile Driver, or Laborer.
Participants who are accepted into the program acquire the skills and knowledge associated with a variety of welding techniques and practices. Participants learn to perform many types of welding positions such as 1F, 2F, 3F, and 4F. The program's duration is 180 days long and comprised of sixty days of classroom training and one hundred and twenty days of on-the-job training (OTJ). OTJ training will consist of welding in both shop and field environments. Students also learn techniques for 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G welding applications. In addition, students receive the OSHA 10 Safety Survey Card as well as a course completion certification.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
• Applicant must be on active duty or within 12 months of the date of separation.
• 18 years of age or older.
• Physically able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
• High school diploma / GED.
• Must be able to speak, read and write in English.
• Must complete required job-specific training or formal classroom instruction.
• The program does not require the applicant’s primary military occupation at the current assignment.
• Knowledge of basic arithmetic and ability to grasp, understand, and perform mathematical computations
• Demonstrate an ability to work with hand tools and power tools
• Demonstrate an ability to learn and safely perform unskilled or semiskilled work in a maintenance or technical occupation
• Ability to read and comprehend written instructions and procedures, and to listen and follow verbal instructions
• Ability to read independently at a high school level to complete reading assignments involving concepts of electrical and mechanical equipment, operations, and maintenance
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