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



About Industrial Arts Institute

Industrial Arts Institute is Northern Michigan's Premiere Welding School

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 premiere comprehensive welding program that prepares students for successful and 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 and hands-on application to become qualified and employable in the welding industry. 

Students will have training in the following disciplines of soft skills, culture and critical thinking:
  • Loyalty: Commitment to company values and systems.
  • Integrity: Discipline to carry out employer core value and philosophies.
  • Hard Work: Staying focused and making progress on any project.
  • Quality: Doing your best, every time to exceed the requirements.
  • Teamwork: Ability to rely faithfully on your co-workers, knowing they rely just the same on you.
  • Learning: Desire and curiosity to gain knowledge and experience.
  • Growth: The result of learning.
Our team is committed to preparing students for a rewarding welding / fabricating career, in the classroom, in the welding lab, and even in the office! 
If you’re looking to make a positive impact on the life of a welder – and the manufacturing industry – check out our open positions!

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