Who can qualify for the training?
Who can qualify for the training?You have to be at least 18 years old and drug free. You must be able to pass a drug test before you are accepted into the training. Many of the employers also require a background check and will not hire anyone with felonies on their record. You have to be in good physical condition and you have to take a test requiring you to work with your hands and be a problem solver. A general reading and mathematics test is also required, as you will be required to read blueprints and do basic shop mathematics, which are part of what we train during the class.
Can women apply for this program?
Can women apply for this program?Many of the best welders are women. Precision welding requires a great deal of attention to detail, which is an area of strength for many women. Many of our previous training classes have had several women graduates.
Are there really guaranteed jobs?
Are there really guaranteed jobs?Yes. The M.O.S.T.® program finds a job for every student before the training starts but you have to do your part too. You have to work very hard during the class to learn the material and practice your welding skills until you can pass both an American Welding Society and the employer’s welding test. Each employer has a welding skill test they give as minimum requirement to be hired. You also have to have perfect attendance over the four-week long training program and supply your own steel-toed boots. Other welding equipment needed for training will be provided. You are guaranteed a job if you complete the class and pass the test. If for any reason you are not offered a job, you will owe nothing for the training.
How much do these guaranteed jobs pay?
How much do these guaranteed jobs pay?Our graduates are usually paid between $15.00 and $20.00 per hour and can earn up to $60,000 per year after one year depending on overtime and a pay raise. Most of our employers will pay a M.O.S.T.® pay differential, which helps the student afford the cost of the training program and quickly pay any loan they may require. There may also be different pay scales depending on what skill level you achieve in the class and what shift you work on.
How long is the training?
How long is the training?The training typically lasts 4 weeks, 5 days per week, at least 8 hours per day and sometimes more. Students must be willing to stay as long as it takes to get ready to pass the employer’s test to be hired.
When can I start my new job?
When can I start my new job?Most of our employers start you on your new job right after the class ends. A few employers may take a couple of days to process paperwork. We’ll work with you and the employer to make that as quick as possible and let you know ahead of time if there will be any delay.
How much does the training cost?
How much does the training cost?We have designed our training to be very affordable and we will work with you to make this as affordable as possible. Some employers may help students afford the cost of the training with scholarships or company funding. We also have leading financial companies that provide flexible interest loans.
Welding is not a low paying career. Many new welders can earn up to $60,000 in their first year of employment, and in certain industries, with overtime, skilled welders can earn more than $100,000 per year. Our program will train you to have a guaranteed job and become an entry or intermediate level welder in four weeks.
We have designed the M.O.S.T.® welding training program to be a completely affordable solution. When you think about your alternatives, such as going to a two-year community college or career school, you aren’t earning a good living and you accumulate significant tuition costs. You may or may not have a job offer upon your graduation. The M.O.S.T.® program is the most affordable solution for you to start your welding career.
It is important to note that if you are not offered a job at the end of your training or you have a reason to leave the training before it concludes, you will owe nothing.