January 2017 - April 2017

  • Cohort: 8

  • Duration: January 2017 - April 2017

  • Number of Graduates: 7

  • Final Integrated Project: Gabion Baskets

Students completed a 15 week course of study with intense hands on training. Industrial Arts Institute partnered with the Lewiston, Michigan DDA to craft Gabion Baskets for a main street beautification project. Our 7 students, under the guidance of Certified Welding Educators (CWE), fabricated the project out of mild steel and steel mesh. This project allowed the students to utilize their training in Gas Metal Arc Welding Hardwire (GMAW). The project provided the students with an opportunity to further develop their fabrication, fit up, blueprint reading, critical thinking and teamwork skill sets.


“Great instructors, accommodating staff, huge lab with all the tools and Lincoln multi-process welders. It couldn’t be any better!” Joeseph Lindquist, Cohort 8 Alumni



Dust Control and Loading Systems: Branden Mansen

“Branden Mansen participated in an IAI Student Practicum at DCL. Inc. in our welding department in March of 2017, and was subsequently hired May 15, 2017 as a full time welder.

The partnership between DCL and IAI has allowed us to recruit and hire welders who possess the technical skills to be successful in our demanding work enviroment. Additionally, Branden has demonstrated a good work ethic, and is a great addition to our welding team at DCL.

We appreciate the opportunity to work with students and staff at IAI, and look forward to an ongoing relationship.” Cyndi Noirot, HR Manager, DCL. Inc.