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Welding Bridge Program– A Safe Haven’s (ASH) Welding Bridge program is patterned after the research-based Integrated Education and Training (IET) model. As defined in WIOA Section 203(11), we will “provide Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) activities concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation activities and workforce training in [Welding] for educational and career advancement.” ASHs primary objective is to address the education and workforce training needs of low-skilled adults (with at least a 6-grade reading level) in the Chicagoland area. We endeavor to increase the economic power of Chicagoland families by helping participants earn an industry-recognized certification in Welding.

ASHs Welding Bridge is a 24-week, 576-hour program. In addition to introductory Welding, this course provides low-literacy individuals with the educational support needed to achieve basic qualifications for a career in Welding. Besides learning welding mathematics and vocabulary, blueprint reading, layout, and fabrication, students are introduced to the fundamentals of job safety and ethics. Graduates are qualified to a standard of the American Welding Society: AWS GMAW D1.3. Graduates also complete the OSHA 10 HR (General Industry) safety course. Classes run on an open enrollment schedule. Upon graduation, students receive assistance with job placement in the manufacturing and metal fabricating industry.

Includes: Adult Education instruction, Vocational training in Welding, Job Readiness soft skills training, resume assistance, and Transition services, e.g., job placement assistance.

Great for: Low literacy individuals and those without a high school diploma or equivalency seeking entry into the industrial or construction welding field.

Tuition: There is no cost to the job seeker for these programs.