P.O. Box 241, 20902 Washington Avenue, Onaway MI 49765

989.733.4369

tward@iaiworks.com

We are the Industrial Arts Institute!

The Industrial Arts Institute, licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, specializes in preparing graduates for rewarding professional careers in the welding industry. Our vision is to be a nationally recognized contributor to building a new professional welding workforce –setting a NEW EDUCATION MODEL STANDARD to empower next generation workers in wealth creation industries. IAI takes a hands-on, project based approach to its welding program, providing expert faculty support with deep industry experience.  Our fast track, intensive, structural & pipe welding program not only build useful skill sets for our students but also produce workforce ready employees.

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INDUSTRIAL ARTS INSTITUTE OFFERS

INNOVATIVE WELDING PROGRAMS

Industrial Arts Institute is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, and our mission is to inspire a noble workforce with time-honored training, and to connect talent with skilled trades industries.

WELDING INSTRUCTORS WITH REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

Our welding instructors come from different industry backgrounds, providing expert support to produce workforce-ready employees with welding certifications and qualifications.

A BRIGHT FUTURE WITH A FLEXIBLE SKILLSET

Welding is a diverse and portable career. Our students learn skills to acquire positions as construction welders, boilermakers, industrial maintenance welders, and sheet metal workers.

Industrial Arts Institute Answers Your Questions

Why Become A Welder?

The job market for welders is expected to grow in the next ten years, and the average welder makes more than $20 an hour. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2021)

How Long is Welding School at IAI?

Our hands-on, project-based welding program is just 19 weeks, where students learn oxyfuel, plasma cutting, MIG (GMAW), TIG (GTAW), flux cored (FCAW), stick welding (SMAW), structural, and pipe welding.

What Can I Expect at Welding School at IAI?

We offer an employer-based education model, an 8-hour “work day” that acclimates students to industry standards and expectations.

How Do I Get a Job As A Welder?

90% of IAI graduates find a job in the welding industry.  We offer our students resume assistance, job placement, and face-to-face opportunities with industry employers.