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Industrial Arts Institute Offers New Path for COVID-Displaced Workers

Industrial Arts Institute in Onaway, Michigan, is seeing a new type of student interested in their 2021 welding training programs: the worker that’s been displaced by the pandemic. Workers in customer-facing industries are finding themselves in the unemployment line once again as COVID cases escalate and statewide lockdown mandates go into effect.  With so much […]

Ocqueoc Township Cemetery Sign the Result of Local Artists, Community Effort

A new sign marks the entrance of the Ocqueoc Township Cemetery – and it’s both a work of art and the result of a concerted community effort. In late 2017, the township board determined that a new sign was needed for the cemetery, and Jeff Foster, Ocqueoc Township board trustee, put the project in motion.  […]

Industrial Arts Institute Students Earn Awards & National Recognition by Competing in the Prestigious 2020 James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Competition

Students at the Industrial Arts Institute have honed their welding skills over the past six months and have had more than their fair share of trials to overcome in the uncertain times that we live in. At IAI, we take pride in producing workforce ready welders in 19 weeks. A typical comprehensive industrial welding class […]

THIRTEEN HIGH SCHOOLS FACE OFF FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL INDUSTRIAL ARTS INSTITUTE WELDING COMPETITION

(ONAWAY, MI.) — Industrial Arts Institute is holding its 4th Annual Regional High School Welding Competition on March 6, 2020. Sixty-nine High School students from fourteen area schools will compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in three welding processes.  Competition starts at 8:30 AM and concludes at 1:00 PM with opportunities to win cash […]

Grant Supports Industrial Arts Institute Welder Training Program

(ONAWAY, MI.) — The Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) in Onaway, Michigan, recently received a $25,000 Community Investment Grant from local energy transportation company Enbridge. The funds will be used to modernize IAI’s welder and training module equipment to meet state-of-the-art manufacturing standards and provide students with hands-on training and career development opportunities. IAI’s Executive Director; Mark […]

Hannah Sanderson, to address the fourteenth graduating class of Comprehensive Industrial Welding students at IAI

Onaway, MI – Industrial Arts Institute (IAI), is honored to announce the key note speaker for the 14th  Cohort of students of the Comprehensive Industrial Welding Course, Mrs. Hannah Sanderson, Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) Board of Director & Char-Em ISD Career Technical Education Consultant. “We are very pleased to have Hannah address our students as […]

State Representative,Triston Cole, to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating Welders of the Industrial Arts Institute

Onaway, MI: Industrial Arts Institute (IAI), is honored to announce the Keynote Speaker for the 13th Cohort of students of the Comprehensive Industrial Welding Course, Michigan House of Representative, Triston Cole. State Rep. Triston Cole was first elected to serve the 105th District in the Michigan House of Representatives in November 2014. He serves as vice […]

INDUSTRIAL ARTS INSTITUTE HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL WELDING COMPETITION

Industrial Arts Institute is holding its 3rd Annual Regional High School Welding Competition on March 8, 2019. Forty-nine High School students from nine area schools will compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in 3 welding processes.  Competition starts at 8:30 AM and concludes at 1:00 PM with opportunities to win cash awards, scholarships and […]

Retired President of Michigan CAT to Address the 12th Graduating Class of Industrial Arts Institute- Comprehensive Welding Program

Onaway, MI:  Industrial Arts Institute (IAI), is honored to announce the Keynote Speaker for the 12th Cohort of students of the Comprehensive Industrial Welding Course, Mr. William (Bill) Hodges who retired as President of Michigan CAT in May of this year. Mr. Hodges served as President of Michigan CAT since 2004. Michigan CAT is a […]

The Cheboygan County Community Foundation awards grant to Industrial Arts Institute, for $5,000

(Onaway, MI)-The Cheboygan County Community Foundation has awarded a grant to Industrial Arts Institute, for $5,000 to equip one of the eight new welding booths at the Institute. The grant serves the missions of both IAI and the Foundation to improve the lives of people living in Cheboygan County and the region by training its […]