Welding Technology

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Welding School in Lester, PA in the Philadelphia Metro Area

There are many career opportunities for those who have completed their training in welding. Job possibilities for welders include working on bridges, buildings, pressure vessels and heat exchangers – all of which the program at All-State Career School covers in detail. In addition, our curriculum is designed to provide you a foundation in industrial welding techniques, craft skills and welding mathematics.

Get Trained for a Rewarding Career in Welding Technology

Some of the technology used welding field has changed much over the past decades but the time-tested basic skills still apply on the job.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the job prospects for welders trained in the latest technologies should be good over the next 10 years or more.  In All-State’s welding school in Lester, PA, you will learn both the old standards and contemporary practices that are necessary to enter this field.

What trends will drive the demand for skilled welders?  Aging infrastructure across the country will require the expertise of welders to help build or rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings.  Construction of new power generation facilities and energy transportation pipelines will also result in new job opportunities for those with the right skills.

Opportunities can and will vary by geographic area across the country but the good news for those considering  a welding career is that those with skills and experience can work almost anywhere they would choose to live.  

Dedicated Teachers with Classes Sizes that Mean Individualized Attention for Students 

When the time comes to choose where to enroll, please take the time to examine All-State before making your decision. Our classes are usually smaller than what you find in community college with a low teacher-to-student ratio.  This enables our knowledgeable instructors the ability to spend time with each student with the goal of ensuring each individual student grasps the material so they get to graduation day with a strong sense of accomplishment and self-reliance.

Professional Trade Jobs (and Pay) are on the Rise 

According to a July 2015 “Business Insider” article the welding industry is expecting a shortage of skilled operators.  The American Welding Society forecasts this looming shortage is a function of both the aging of the current workforce of welders and a lack of incoming workers with the right skills.  This anticipated market condition translates into opportunity for those with who put the effort into to go school to learn the current technology and skills required.  

All-State Career School in Lester Delivers More Than a Trade School Education

Without a doubt, our welding and commercial driving courses at the Lester campus provide a quality educational experience. Beyond that, the staff and instructors are passionate about what they do every day.  They help students prepare for the job search process and obtain employment upon graduation. For this reason, the career services team at All-State also informs you how to fill out a job application, coach you on how to walk confidently into a job interview, and guide you how to answer questions assertively. 

You will graduate with a robust skill set in welding technology and will be to speak confidently about your education and experience. Whether it is at one of our pre or post-grad job fairs, or on the phone with a potential job opportunity, you will learn what to say and how to say it. In a nutshell, All-State will help you to master the soft skills needed to stand apart from the crowd of other applicants.   The ability to communicate effectively with a potential employer is just as important as know the technical skills.

If you are excited about starting your career and want to learn more, call All-State today. Alternately, you can fill out the form above for an email response, or engage our live online chat below to talk in real-time. We look forward to hearing from you!

Frequently asked questions

  • Who is All State Career?

    All-State Career School provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of diploma and degree programs that assist adult students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities.

    All-State Career School strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education. 

  • What are the admission requirements?

    To qualify for admissions, in most cases you must be a high school graduate or its equivalent. All applicants are required to complete a personal information sheet. During a personal interview with our admissions staff, we will review your career goals to help you find the right program to fit your needs.

    Every individual will be given the opportunity to tour the facility, meet with Financial Aid, and enroll in the next available classes. Please contact your local campus Admission representative for more information on admission requirements.

  • How much does the program cost?

    Tuition varies from program and campus. Speak with an admissions representative for more details.

  • Is financial aid available?

    You've got obligations and responsibilities already, so financing your education is going to be a real concern. At All State Career, we understand that. That's why we help our students to learn about government and private loans and other financial aid options that are available to those who qualify to help finance the cost of building the foundation for your new career.

    • We work every day with working adults and career changers who have complex financial situations, and get them the information to help them to determine the financing for their education that will work the best for them.
    • We have financial aid offices on every campus so students can continue to find and act on important information they need to continue on their path to success
    • We are flexible and pragmatic in our approach. Our instructors, counselors, professors, and staff understand and will work with you if it becomes difficult to keep up your studies or if you need time off.
  • Does All State Career help me find a job after graduation?

    At All State Career, our Career Services professionals are committed to successfully supporting our graduates to secure employment in entry-level positions. Through career development, including professionalism, motivation, resume development, dress for success, interview coaching and the maintenance of ethical standards, we empower our graduates with the skills necessary to approach a job interview ready for success.

    All State operates a Career Services Center at each campus to assist graduates with career placement. All State Career provides career placement assistance to our graduates. As graduation approaches, students get the opportunity to meet with the Director of Career Services during their last semester to discuss career services available for their individual job search. As a graduate, you will want employment that reflects your skills, training, and allows for professional growth and development. Career Services is committed to helping you find the right fit for you.

  • Is All State Career accredited?

    If you’re looking for accredited colleges or vocational schools, you have come to the right place! While each campus varies in program offerings and specific programmatic accreditations, all are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

    See each school's campus page or click on the CONSUMER INFO button on the right to view individual campus or programmatic accreditations.

Programs vary by state and campus. Not all programs are offered at all locations. Contact local campus for accreditation information.

Program Costs and Career Outcomes

Welding Technology
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