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NightHawks Adult Education Program

Free CTI - Welding Course-Industry Training with Job Placement Assistance

with Charles Spencer


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TURN UP THE HEAT!!! Are you ready for a career in Welding and Metal Fabrication? Our NightHawks Adult Education Program, in collaboration with the MassHire North Shore Career Center, is offering an industry training session with credentials and career placement assistance. This class is for serious participants who want a job in the welding field.  

This course will include the basics of oxy-acetylene cutting, along with stick welding, most commonly done in industrial and commercial settings. Additionally, this course will include MIG and TIG welding. There is a  primary focus is on safety.  Other topics include identification of alloys, advantages and drawbacks of each welding type, and a general understanding of the welding arc. Students will be able to interpret and critique their own welds, making necessary adjustments to their machine or technique. The course will cover joints and positions and students will be working with mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum.

Students will learn basic terminology and techniques, including cutting steel with a torch and making bead welds with the most common types of stick welding.  Welding gloves and welding shield will be provided.  Cotton shirt and long pants and workboots are required for every class.  Certifications include OSHA-10 for Construction, HotWorks and NIMS Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) - Level I

Essex Tech Training: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 4:00-8:00 pm.   

This class is for serious participants who want a job in the Welding field.  Attendance, employer engagement, job placement and career readiness work is required. 

Due to the high number of applicants, all applicants will be scheduled, via email, for an in person interview at Essex Tech to determine program eligibilty. 

Apply here for this opportunity to begin a career path to this exciting, lucrative, high-demand field!  Training and program costs are free as this program is grant funded for workforce development by the State of Massachusetts. Program Session Dates: January 3-May 20

Prerequisite Courses at Essex Tech  (Resume Development and Career Readiness, Digital and Cultural Literacy, Shop Tours with Teachers for Q&A,  Professional and Program Expectations are required and attendance is mandatory: 

Tuesday, January 3: 4-6pm

Thursday, January 5: 4-6pm

Tuesday, January 10: 4-6pm

Thursday, January 12: 4-6pm

Tuesday, January 17: 4-6pm

Class schedule is will be Tuesdays, Weds and Thursdays from 4-8pm.

Certifications will be online.





  • Jan 3 - May 20th, 2023
    for 16 weeks

Essex Technical High School


565 Maple Street
Hathorne, MA 01937 Get directions

Room: Welding Area

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