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



Cohort 9

May 2017 - August 2017

Number of Graduates: 5

Final Integrated Project: Sturgeon

Students completed a 15 week course of study with intense hands on training. The class participated in an integration project to test their skills and competencies in welding and fabricating. Cohort 9, in partnership with Moran Iron Works fabricated “‘Onaway’s Claim to Fame” a 32 foot long Sturgeon weighing in just under 4 tons! The Sturgeon was created almost entirely out of 1/4″ plate steel.


“Finding out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life was a struggle. Hearing about Industrial Arts Institutes 4 month program of welding 5 days a week, similar to a regular work schedule, caught my eye and made the decision a lot easier. I learned a lot of valuable knowledge and had a wonderful time with the great Instructors and Staff at IAI. Since graduating I have started my career in a welding shop. Thanks to IAI I am happy and I love my job!”