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 they head out to begin their welding careers.  She has been instrumental as a member of our Board by Co-chairing our Curriculum Committee, actively participating on our Marketing Committee and serving as Chair of the Curriculum Advisory Committee.   Her energy has been contagious, and Hannah has become a driving force to ensure the Industrial Arts Institute will continue to be ‘The Premier’ Trade school that it is”, remarked Mark Dombroski, Industrial Arts Institute, Executive Director.

In Hannah’s current position as the Career & Technical Education Consultant for the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District, she assists, promotes, and develops CTE programs within the ISD. Her excitement for the trades, business and industry have brought her to her current role, however previously she was the Director of Business Attraction for northern Michigan where she worked closely with local communities to prepare them for industrial development. She also worked closely with manufacturers throughout Michigan promoting the region and she started a business model competition to help support entrepreneurship. Hannah, her husband and their daughter live in Petoskey and when they are not at local sporting events, they can be found outside hiking, fishing and enjoying all that northern Michigan has to offer. 

“I am greatly looking forward to speaking to the graduates, it is a complete honor to have been asked to be a part of such an important moment in their lives. IAI has a strong program that has taught these students the various applications of welding, but also important life lessons; it is going to be a great day for all involved”, states Hannah Sanderson.  

The Industrial Arts Institute graduation ceremony for Cohort 14 is Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 3:30pm at the Industrial Arts Institute Complex. Enrollment for the next Comprehensive Industrial Welding Course is open now and the class will begin on January 6th, 2020.

About Industrial Arts Institute:
The Industrial Arts Institute is licensed by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), a Veteran Approved Training Facility and a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, offering a premier comprehensive welding program that prepares students for successful & rewarding careers in the industry. Most employers will agree that it takes more than talent to excel in the workplace. IAI programs provide students with the support, knowledge & hands on application to become qualified & employable in the welding industry.

Mission Statement: To develop and inspire a noble workforce by combining innovative education with time honored training to connect talent with professional skilled trades industries.   | For more information, visit iaiworks.com

About IAI

Our Staff

Our Facility



IAI News




Financial Aid


Student Life


NE Michigan



Comprehensive Industrial Welding

Basic Welding

Ornamental Welding


Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Gas Metal Arc Welding & Flux Corded Arc Welding


Welding Qualification Testing


Summer Youth Offerings

IAI Community Volunteer

High School Welding Competition