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, and to connect talent with skilled trades industries.
Our welding instructors come from different industry backgrounds, providing expert support to produce workforce-ready employees with welding certifications and qualifications.
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.
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)
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.
We offer an employer-based education model, an 8-hour “work day” that acclimates students to industry standards and expectations.
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.