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.
Welding 101 is committed to:
- Making welding training available to all
- Help students develop marketable welding skills through quality training
at a reasonable cost
- Developing new and better welding training methods and materials
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,
and click on the Authorized Institutions Data