Shortage spurs welding class

Shortage spurs welding class

There are 4 comments on the Northwest Herald story from Aug 5, 2006, titled Shortage spurs welding class. In it, Northwest Herald reports that:

In response to a growing local need for welders, McHenry County College plans to launch a noncredit welding "boot camp" this fall.

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Belvidere, IL

#1 Aug 12, 2006
Is Mchenry county college going to start the class soon and who can we get a hold of for information
BrinkOf Death

Sun Prairie, WI

#2 Sep 5, 2006
Chris wrote:
Is Mchenry county college going to start the class soon and who can we get a hold of for information
No person should waste their time unless they plan to move to a new area to hone their skills. Why? I am a trained, skilled, accredited welder in GMAW and MIG. I have experience welding steel, aluminium and stainless in thickness's from 10GA to 5". You know what the HIGHEST pay in this region is!$14.48/hr to start. What a load of crap. If your single or share housing cost ok, but no way if your trying to support a family. Do the math:$15x40/hrs=$600 less taxes (or about 25%-35%= about $400/wk. Typical rent/mortgage in the NW region about $800/mnt for a decent 2 bedroom place. You now have about $800 left for the month. Utilities run you about $300 monthly (if your lucky and have a phone) leaving only about $500. Somewhere in there you need (at minimum) food & gas for your vehicle. Do not misunderstand me. If you want to weld, do it. Just don't stay around here. I would suggest northern or central Indiana. I lived in central Indiana for 10+ years and left a company paying me close to $18 per hour as a welder. The cost of living in Indiana is about 30% than living here. When the local companies start paying welders what their worth, than they'll get them.

BTW: Most local fast food chains are starting around $8.00 per hour. Unskilled, untrained nincompoops are making 1/2 what a person with a skilled trade are making. Sound fair? or even reasonable?

Based on local cost of living, trained, skilled, experienced welders should be starting around $20/hr.


#3 Apr 15, 2007
I am modibo ceesay gambian nationality .I would like to applied for a forum in your college .I have gradurate from sos training and production centre , doining welding and fabrication.please if my application is accepted , through my email address [email protected]

Albany, GA

#4 Jan 22, 2010
i have a Q: Do you thung that most young teens are encourage to go to college instead of going a trade such as welding

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