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



Summer Youth Offerings

Welding Academy


Due to Covid-19, Industrial Arts Institute will be canceling the 2020 Youth Welding Academy. If you have already sent in payment, a refund will be issued. Please contact tward@iaiworks/arice@iaiworks with any questions. We can’t wait to see you all at IAI in 2021!

Welding Academy students will develop basic welding knowledge and skill application. They will participate in the creation of a team welding project and complete student-made take home projects. This interactive Welding Academy will allow your student to experience first-hand what it is like to operate various equipment used in the welding industry. This will include welding power sources, grinders and manual & automated CNC plasma tables. Their experience at the Welding Academy will spark their interest and stretch their minds as they explore the exciting and rewarding opportunities available through a career as a Welder and/or Metal Fabricator. 


$125 Per Student
(Students will be provided with a sack lunch each day)


Wednesday & Thursday 9:30am - 3:30pm


  • Students MUST be prepared to participate in the Welding Academy with proper required attire. All leather boots are REQUIRED and MUST be worn at all times in the lab area. Shirts must be long sleeved, made of cotton, wool or fire retardant materials and long pants are required for the lab area. No synthetic, poly blend clothing, or ripped or frayed jeans can be worn in the lab area as these are burn hazards.
  • Students will be provided a sack lunch each day. There will also be a refrigerator and microwave available for student use.
  • TO REGISTER; Please complete the form below and send by email to tward@iaiworks.com. If you have any questions, please contact Student Services at (989) 733-4369 or by email at  tward@iaiworks.com.
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