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




Student Employment Opportunities

Career Pathways

Career in welding requires problem-solving skills, hand-eye coordination, and effective communication skills. The more education and skill training you receive, the more success you may experience.

Understanding the growing business of welding and the ever expanding technologies is crucial; as is a willingness to relocate wherever the job requires.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, welders can generate anywhere between $11.82 and $24.94 an hour. The median wage for a welder is $17.45. The number of job prospects is expected to increase by six percent over the course of the next seven years.

Information related to employment opportunities will be posted and updated on a regular basis and is made available to students and alumni at the Industrial Arts Institute Complex or by contacting the Student Services Department.  Additionally, every IAI graduate will be placed on an e-mail listing and will be provided with career opportunities as we become aware of them.

 Our goal is to expose students and alumni to the industry and ensure they are employed upon completion of our programs. These resources will provide support to our students and alumni so that they can explore job opportunities that may lead them to a successful careers.

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