Choosing a Top Welding School

If you want a job as a welder and don’t know how to get started in the welding industry, you are in the right place.

Maybe you are interested in welding because you have heard of the consistent high hourly rates that welders make, or maybe you just want to be able to work with your hands. Either way, the important thing about welding is that the industry is here to stay. At Metal Skills we get calls all the time from companies that want to hire welders for part-time, full-time, or even travel welding jobs. Welding is such a diverse trade because all types of industries need welders: everything from construction companies, manufacturing, oil and gas industries, and more.

So, you want to be a welder and don’t know where to start? The first step is to get the proper training necessary. Whether you have some welding knowledge, or nothing at all, graduating from a top welding program is the most important first step to getting a welding job.

Arclabs Welding School is a welding school that we are associated with and highly recommend. Here are the top things to look for in a welding school and why we believe Arclabs is the best welding school to choose:


  1. High Teacher To Student Ratio

A lot of schools have a high number of students for every instructor. This means a lot less time with instructors. Arclabs Welding School has fewer students per instructor than most schools, which means more one-on-one time with instructors.


  1. Quality Instructors

Make sure to choose a welding school with instructors that have been welding for a long time. A welding school with higher quality instructors means you will get a higher quality education.


  1. Advanced Welding Programs

Choose a welding school with the correct program. A good program has enough training hours necessary to get an advanced welding job. Arclabs Welding School has a 900-hour advanced program with 815 welding hours and 85 hours of classroom time.


  1. More Welding Hours

Make sure you choose a program with a higher number of actual welding hours and less classroom time. A lot of programs cut out welding hours and add in more classroom time. We believe it is better to spend more time under the hood welding than in the classroom.


  1. Cost

Arclabs Welding School is significantly cheaper than many other welding schools. It is important to ask your advisor the full cost of the program.

If you are interested in taking the first step to getting a welding job, then call Arclabs Welding School. Arclabs has three South Carolina locations in Greenville, Charleston, Columbia, and one location in Houston, Texas. Visit for more information on their programs.

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