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View Poll Results: Best education for private fabrication business?

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  • Self Taught

    4 36.36%
  • Private School

    3 27.27%
  • College Program

    4 36.36%
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  1. #26
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    Re: Education - College vs Private vs Self Taught

    A lot of the guys here don't need help with general fabrication skills like a teenager but they need to learn welding. How good and what is the question. Fixing some yard stuff for Joe Retired is different than a 21 yr old in the construction industry. Same for maintenance people, I know guys cant stick but aint all bad wire welders, a little school wouldn't hurt but they can get the work done. I had a Bud stop in and ask for a lesson in 7018 up. We worked on it for an hour, he got a lot better. I saw a kid from a votech pick up a machine and prove he could run it, some not, some got talent some don't.
    I was teaching a class type thing and the father wanted the son to participate but it was so much more efficient to teach the father who can teach jr, Dad had the manual skill set where he had mastered his hands.

  2. #27
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    Re: Education - College vs Private vs Self Taught

    Most good welders have had some instruction. Doesn't have to be formal school, can be as well. I got fired for having my helper welding back in the day. He was wanting to test, he needed a couple days practice. He did a good job. It was free, he got paid I didn't have anything to do but look over his shoulder once in a while.
    He was a pretty fair welder his whole Ironworker career, don't think he likely got any other training than ojt when he got a chance.

  3. #28
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    Re: Education - College vs Private vs Self Taught

    A guy asked me last week about welding, flux and pipe. If I fart around a couple weeks can do it all well but to walk in to a critical test booth today would be a problem. I told him,,, there would be enough general and fab welding to occupy me, I don't really wanna do that.

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