Learn Fast. Work Smart. Make More.

Go from student to industrial welder in just 19 weeks, earning welding certifications and qualifications with our employer-based educational model.

Training & Courses

Explore the basics or prepare yourself for a welding career. We offer a variety of welding, metal fabrication, and metal work programs to suit your needs.

Corporate Training

Grow your team’s welding skillset in MIG (GMAW), TIG (GTAW), flux corded (FCAW), and stick welding (SMAW) at our AWS accredited facility.

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.

About IAI

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.

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Learn more about our programs, tuition, financing,  available scholarships, student housing, all about living in Northern Michigan and more.

Our Programs

From basic welding, to comprehensive industrial welding, and corporate training programs, we have specialized trainings to help you reach your goals.

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Scholarship Opportunities

If you're looking for help with tuition beyond financial aid, we have several scholarships available.
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Enrollment Is Open!

Train Hard, Play Hard while discovering Northeast Michigan, when you train at Northern Michigan’s Premiere Welding and Metal Fabrication Training Institute! Choose one of our welding programs and let your adventure begin at IAI.


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Community is Everything

Learn more about how we involve members of our community into our teachings, from high school programs and competition, to volunteer opportunities at IAI.

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Start Your Journey at IAI

Think a career in welding could be right for you? When you attend the Industrial Arts Institute, you will train with welding instructors with real-world, industry experience.  They will provide expert support with the goal of producing workforce-ready employees with welding certifications and qualifications. 

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Comprehensive Industrial Welding

Basic Welding

Ornamental Welding


Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Gas Metal Arc Welding & Flux Corded Arc Welding


Welding Qualification Testing


Summer Youth Offerings

IAI Community Volunteer

High School Welding Competition