As welding has matured into a more sophisticated industry and the demand for automation on the shop floor has grown, so too has the need for more specialized welders
who understand beyond just how to hold a torch and weld.
Yet the college knows that the skills of welders
and other workers must be constantly updated.
As billions of dollars of infrastructure, shipbuilding, and energy projects get underway from coast to coast, the demand for welders
in Canada is at the highest level in recent memory.
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"We have looked in Eastern Europe, and we went over to the Philippines to check on the quality of their welders
. They were fantastic.
normally work a 37 to 39-hour basic week, which may include shifts working unsocial hours.
Collapse standard deviation of the iQ welder
is three times better than that of a pneumatic machine.
Rolls-Royce is one engineering company looking to recruit welders
for major projects in the next few years.
The donations were granted to the AWS Foundation Welder
Workforce Development Program, which was launched in 2006 to address the need for recruitment and specialized training of entry-level welders
while supporting welding workforce needs for companies.
Lincoln's Ranger 3-Phase welder
and Ranger GXT welders
with mechanical or electric fuel pump are both integrated with the Kohler OHV Command CH23S engine rated 23 hp at 3600 rpm.
Thunder Bay's Confederation College has struck an agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) to re-train their track welders
, often known as welder
fabricators, cut, shape and join materials to make products and components in a wide variety of industries including construction, shipbuilding, engineering, transport, power, automotive, aerospace, and offshore oil and gas.