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.
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.
Learn more about our programs, tuition, financing, available scholarships, student housing, all about living in Northern Michigan and more.
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 OpportunitiesIf you're looking for help with tuition beyond financial aid, we have several scholarships available. Learn More
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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.
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.
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.