If you are a beginner, want to knock the rust off your skills, or are considering a career in welding, we have a custom program for you. Pick your own start date and your own schedule and sign up for any three-session dates! Or try one session first before you commit. We're flexible!
Workshops are held in Powell Butte in a professional welding shop. Every attendee uses their own welder and gets one-on-one instruction.
Learn to weld! You always wanted to, right?
Joan Sciacca, Bend OR
Joe Slattery, a professional welder and experienced trainer, leads these workshops. With a maximum enrollment of six, he will work with you at your own pace. His goal is to help you solve problems with welding, not just learn how to weld.
We take safety seriously. You will be required to wear proper clothing, helmets, and eye protection. You will be taught safe procedures and materials handling. We will not tolerate unsafe behavior. You need to bring your own helmet and gloves or we'll rent them to you.
Just starting out? Did some welding in the past? Want to build a project? Sign up for three sessions. Book any dates and we'll get you to your goal. The program we outline below is for beginners, but we can meet you where you, and take you where you want to go.
Our intro program is designed to run over three sessions:
Sign up for any three! Start when you want. Design your own schedule. Not a beginner? We'll tailer a program to your abilities and goals!
Adults 16+. We train people of all shapes, sizes, types and ages. Any level of experience works. We meet you are you are and help you learn from there.
The COIC Youth Compass Program might be able to help. They assist youth aged 16-24 with career guidance, GED prep, transportation, job applications, and more. Here's a page with the program and contact information: COIC INFO
They will be held in Powell Butte in the shop of the trainer, a professional welder. We have six training stations setup. In additional to basic flex core welding, the shop a variety of powerful welders include TIG and a plasma cutter, and a range of metal working equipment.
These three-hour workshops are held Tuesdays at 5:30 pm and Saturdays at 10 am. You pick your own start date and schedule from available dates.
You can start on any session date. We tailor the program to your skills.
You can buy tickets to as many or as few workshop sessions as you want. We recommend three sessions for beginners, and three to four to build a project. You can just attend one to get a feel for the program or shake out the rust.
We'd prefer if you use the welders we provide. For an extra fee, and at the discretion of workshop leader, it's possible we can help you set up your welder, or help you figure out how to use it. We have found that trying to do this during class time takes too much time away from other particpants.
Each workshop is $125. You will need to supply your own helmet and welding gloves. We have a couple of extra helmets and gloves can rent them for $10 each per session. If you plan to take three, it's worth just buying your own. We'll supply some links.
Yes you can! There's a checkbox above credit card fields that allows you to add a gift recipient.
We supply welders and you can rent gloves and a helmet from us, or you can bring you own. You must bring your own safety glass and wear appropriate clothing - no synthetic, heavy shirt and pants (jeans are ok), and leather shoes. Bring earplugs!
Yes. We limit attendance to six people, and have six stations each with its own welder.
You can reschedule to another session with openings. Just let us know. Worst case, like you move or both your arms fall off, we're happy to refund you.