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



Cohort 7

August 2016 - December 2016

Number of Graduates: 17

Final Integrated Project: Ski Racks

Students completed a 15 week course of study with intense hands on training. In strong partnership with Boyne Mountain, the students of Cohort 7 had an opportunity to help design and create ski racks. This project allowed the students to utilize their training in Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit (GMAW). In addition, the project provided the students with an opportunity to further develop their fabrication and pipe bending skill sets.



“I was part of a 17 student Cohort and was able to first hand witness every student succeed. Graduating in 2012 from high school I was slowly beginning to worry what path I was going to end up going. In just a few months after graduating from IAI, I have not only found work in the field, but have been able to be picky and choose nearly any location of work. One of the most exciting things about welding is the more time you put in the field, the greater the opportunities become. So glad I committed to IAI!”  – Zach Nerva, Cohort 7 Alumni


“IAI was a great experience. The best thing about the class is that there is no messing around with other classes that you dont need. I loved that there is more lab time than class time, the experience of getting to weld every day helps you learn a lot to become a better welder.”
– Logan Griswold, Cohort 7


“IAI was a perfect fit for me. It was the first “class” that I looked forward to going to and didn’t always want to leave at the end of the day! I came in not knowing anything about welding, and wanting/needing a mobile career. In just 15 short weeks, I had learned more about welding than I even thought was possible! I was very well trained and prepared by IAI and made a quick and easy transition into a great career opportunity!” – Caleb Litzner, Cohort 7