Certification will allow graduates to work anywhere
FLORENCE, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2015) — Gateway Community and Technical College has been named a training and certification site by the American Welding Society (AWS) through the National Skills Education (SENSE) training program.
“SENSE is a nationally recognized AWS certification designed by the top leaders in the industry, nationwide, ensuring welders are given standardized training to meet the needs of today’s industry,” said Will Donahue, Gateway welding Instructor. “A lot of our students have dreams of relocating to other parts of the country. Along with their college education, this welding certification will follow them wherever they choose to go.”
Gateway offers nationally recognized welding certifications in eight welding processes (SMAW, GMAW, GMAW-Spray, FCAW, FCAW-S, GTAW, GTAW Stainless, GTAW Aluminum), as well as training in welding blueprint, welding code and inspection, thermal cutting processes, and health and safety.
Students are able to set their own pathway in training. The program is broken down into individual modules, allowing students to pursue a particular area of certification. For example, a student may want certifications in three processes, but not all eight. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certification plaque listing the area of welding being recognized and a prestigious, much sought after, AWS wallet card listing all of their nationally recognized SENSE Level 1 welding certifications.