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



Cohort 13

January 2019 - May 2019

Number of Graduates: 16

Students completed a 19 week Comprehensive Industrial – Structural Plate and Pipe Welding Course with intense hands on training provided by IAI’s Certified Welding Educator/Inspector Keith Raymond in multiple disciplines of welding and fabricating. All students graduated as certified welders with several industry credentials to begin their welding careers.

Industrial Arts Institute Cohort 13 Graduation Ceremony (5/17/19) from Sunrise Cable Network on Vimeo.


Student Testimonial: Kathryn Jones, Cohort 13

“Industrial Arts Institute is a wonderful, accelerated program that offers many opportunities for advancement. In the 19-weeks of classes here at IAI you will cover topics that some college programs take many semesters to even touch on. In additional to my CIW course, I was able to take an Intro to CNC Torchmate Plasma Cutting course for a reduced cost. The knowledge in CNC Plasma Cutting is one of the best things I believe I am taking away from my education at IAI. As someone who had never welded before this program, I have gained new skillsets and the confidence to follow through with it in the workforce”

Student Testimonial: Todd Winfield, Cohort 13

“Having completed the Comprehensive Welding Program I feel confident in my skills and understanding of modern welding processes and techniques. IAI was a great place to learn. The staff are knowledgable and welcoming and the facility is top notch.”

Student Testimonial: John Zynda, Cohort 13

“The past 19-weeks have been a complete transformation of my future. IAI and all the wonderful people that work and went to school here have given me more knowledge and confidence than I could ask for. With the skillsets I have gained it has opened up an amazing opportunity in life and I’m excited to see where welding takes me.”