400,000 Welders Needed!!

Have you ever considered welding as a career? If so, now may be the perfect time to start exploring. According to the American Welding Society, the United States is looking at a welding shortage of 400,000 workers by 2024. That HUGE number means that there will be a slow down in construction, and general manufacturing as the need for skilled workers rises.


Welding is an essential trade in the US economy, but as older welders are retiring there are not enough young welders replacing them. In fact the average age of a welder today is 55 years old. Fewer than 20% are under the age of 35.


Welding is used in a wide range of industries including aerospace, oil and gas, military, construction, pipelines,

wind turbines, bridges and roadways.


If you’ve ever considered a career in welding, but you aren’t sure it’s the right path for you, Tickled Dragon Forge can help. Sometimes changing careers can be a big risk, and can be a very costly transition. We know first hand! While our classes are not intended to certify you for a career, we can teach you the basics and help you get a better understanding of what welding is and whether it would be a good career for you.


Our classes are a perfect opportunity for those who have been wanting to try their hand at welding without having to make a big financial and/or time commitment. This is your chance to “test the waters” without having to jump into the deep end.


Give us a call today to set up your welding or metal sculpting class today.

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