In January 2008, Welding 101 was established as a reaction to the acute need for highly trained and skilled welders in Tennessee. Occupational employment projections reveal an overwhelming necessity for both highly skilled and experienced welders and instructors. At Welding 101, we provide our students with experienced and qualified instructors, small classes, hands on training, and flexibility. The programs have been designed to allow a person with many years of welding experience to take a certification test quickly or a person with little welding experience to learn how to become a quality welder certified by the internationally recognized American Welding Society.

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Welding 101 is concerned about the overwhelming demand for qualified welders. The United States Department of Labor predicts over 200,000 skilled personnel shortage by 2010 with the gap increasing by 2014. Welding 101 is prepared to help fill the gap between the employment demands and the supply of qualified welders.

Our mission is to prepare individuals for a career of opportunities and lifelong success in the field of welding by instilling competence and expertise in the student; allowing them to compete in the world job market. We are committed to offering a high quality educational experience in a compassionate and respectful environment.

Welding 101 is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Welding 101, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.