Welding & Metal Fabrication

Welding and Metal Fabrication employs a unique, hands-on, project-based learning strategy to teach students effective welding skills. In this program students work with a variety of metals and learn to produce and assemble products for machinery, tanks,  pipes, stacks, and parts for buildings.

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The goal for welding

The Welding & Metal Fabrication Program develops student skills for eventual entry-level career opportunities upon graduation. Safety is of paramount importance and students begin their training with a strong foundation of safety measures and build upon those critical skills for the entire time in the program.

Welding and Metal Fabrication provides a theoretical and technical foundation to support a safe, hands-on learning experience using a variety of tools, equipment and materials. An innovative industry-based curriculum blends applicable math, science, and metallurgy with state-of-the-art equipment. Authentic, project-based work prepares graduates for career opportunities within many fabrication and manufacturing environments.

Work in Welding & Metal Fabrication

FCTS, as the regional vocational high school of Franklin County, does so much more than teach in a lab classroom and simulation environment. Trade programs have large shops filled with the same tools and technologies used by those men and women working in the trades. As a true extension of the classroom, authentic projects are critically important to the learning environment. FCTS facility projects, along with projects for municipal and non-profit groups, offer hands-on learning to the students. Real world projects truly provide the students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned. Our students thrive on authentic work! You can demonstrate and practice a skill - but there is nothing like using those skills for real, under the direction of your instructor who now acts as your field supervisor.

Welding & Metal Fabrication Customer Work:

Requests for FCTS welding and metal fabrication work must provide educational value to the students and must align with the curriculum. If you are a municipal group or non-profit organization, or to find out more about FCTS welding work, you can contact Jocelyn Croft, Director of Vocational Curriculum.