How can anyone guarantee a good paying job opportunity after four weeks of training? The M.O.S.T.® program works with companies that have immediate need to hire entry and intermediate level welders. Each M.O.S.T.® training program is customized based on hiring company’s specific job requirements. Before we start each M.O.S.T.® training program, the hiring company makes a commitment that they will hire each graduate immediately upon successful graduation. If for any reason the graduate is not offered a job, there is no charge for the training.
Our program is quite simple. We identify companies that are growing and have need for entry and intermediate level welders. Our team works with each company to identify the number of welders needed and we design special training if needed. The training is developed to teach each person how to become a welder and how to pass the company’s welding tests and an American Welding Society test.
We start with people who have a strong work ethic and a sincere interest in a welding career. Our knowledge of what makes a successful candidate and our relationship with the hiring company helps us make sure that each person is the “right fit” for the job. Our senior representatives spend considerable time to prepare each student for the company’s interview.
M.O.S.T Advantages vs Traditional Training Programs
|TEEX Training Program||Traditional Training Programs|
|Partnership with Hiring Company during Training|
|Training at Employer’s Facility|
|Loss of Earning Potential||Immediate earnings after 4 weeks training||No earnings for up to 18 months|
|Opportunity Cost||Earned wages > $100K over 18 months as certified welder||No earnings over 18 months as a certified welder|
|Medical benefits||Immediate after 4 weeks of training and job start|
|Other benefits||Immediate after 4 weeks of training and job start|
|Candidate Prescreened for Job|
|Customized Training for Guaranteed Job|
|Time to Train & Certify||4 weeks||6 - 18 Months|
|AWS and Company Weld Test & Certifications||Only AWS|
|Trained for Specific Job|
|Student Cost||$7900||$10,000 - $15,000|
|Loan Repayment||Only if Hired||Obligated for all training regardless of graduation|
Overview of Welding Opportunities
M.O.S.T.® works with companies that hire entry-level welders. M.O.S.T.® students start their welding careers by becoming good at one, two or three types of welds and our team finds out the type of welds that are needed to be successful when the student starts his or her new job. The four-week training program is designed to teach students how to make each weld and to be prepared to pass all required weld tests.
Many manufacturing sectors, including the energy production sector, which includes oil and gas companies, has great need for welders. The jobs we guarantee may be at production companies that make equipment, or at large companies that produce products. Because these sectors have a large need for welders, our graduates often have an opportunity to earn high starting incomes that may have overtime pay. Many students start at $20 per hour or higher and can earn up to $60,000 in their first year.
Many companies we work with are located in the southern U.S., including Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. However, most of our employers in these locations have plants located throughout the U.S.
Companies that we work with have need to hire large numbers of trained, skilled workers. Each company presents a plan to our team that gives the number and type of entry-level welders they will hire if the candidate can pass the necessary weld tests. Our welding instructors work with the company to determine the appropriate four-week long training program to guarantee that each student will learn information and develop the skills needed to be successful.
We work with a wide range of companies. Some companies pay a higher starting wage that helps students quickly pay the cost of training. The M.O.S.T.® program works with leading financial companies to help the student find an easy-to-pay loan for the cost of training.
Every student is guaranteed an immediate job opportunity if they pass the company’s welding tests for the job they are being hired to do. And, if for some reason you do not complete the training or the hiring company does not offer you a job, there is no charge for the training. It is that simple. There are no “tricks”!
Imagine meeting the M.O.S.T.® recruiter. He or she will interview you and make sure that you are a good candidate for welding training and a welding career. A M.O.S.T.® recruiter will first interview you to understand your background and interests in welding. Our recruiter will ask you questions about your work ethic, as welding is a career that has great potential and our hiring companies seek candidates that are willing to work hard and are genuinely interested in a welding career. If you are interested in this training, our recruiter will schedule you for a test on a welding simulation machine to determine your hand eye coordination. If you do well on this test, you are accepted into the training program. You will start training, eight plus hours each day for four weeks with a group of other students. At the end of training you will be asked to perform welds to show that you can pass all required weld tests. Once you pass these tests, you start work. And everything the M.O.S.T.® does is to make sure you start your new job with confidence!
Every student that is accepted in the M.O.S.T.® welding training program must:
- Participate in every aspect of the training and commit to 100% attendance.
- Provide documentation of past employment (resume, etc.) and references upon request.
- Pay for a company required drug test and criminal background check. If you are hired the company will reimburse you for this cost.
- Provide your own steel-toed work boots. All other equipment needed for the training program will be provided.
- Attend every day of training, which is at least 8 hours in length.
- Be willing to put in extra study time to ensure that welding tests are passed.
- Submit information needed for determining the student’s best option for financing the training cost.