Virginia Western Community College’s Workforce Solutions is offering a training class on Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) methods as well as how to use welding equipment and navigate standard safety methods.

The Quick Connect Welding Class and AWS Qualification will meet from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Fridays, April 14 and 21, and Saturdays, April 15, 22, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3. at the Thomas Center, Virginia Western Campus, Roanoke.

Successful students will receive an American Welding Society stamped welder and welding operator qualification record. Students can increase their career opportunities by obtaining certification in both areas of welding.

Full tuition is $2,145. Students may qualify for the Workforce Credentials Grant and be eligible to enroll for one-third that cost ($715). Additional funding support may be available.

For more information, contact Amanda Decker to learn about the course and funding options at 540-857-6279 or

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