The WOS Welding Academy is Coming

Introducing a brand new facility where underserved individuals will receive the skills, training, and education they need to launch successful careers in welding.

The WOS Welding Academy is Coming

Introducing a brand new facility where underserved individuals will receive the skills, training, and education they need to launch successful careers in welding.

The WOS Welding Academy is Coming

Introducing a brand new facility where underserved individuals will receive the skills, training, and education they need to launch successful careers in welding.

THE NEED

Why a Welding Academy?

According to recent data analysis, the welding industry in the United States will require 378,000 skilled welders in 2022. But currently, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that for every welder re-entering the industry, three are retiring each year. This shortage of labor is forcing 40 percent of the American Welding Society’s member companies to shut down their businesses.

The welding industry’s need for skilled workers has created a unique opportunity for WOS to help train underserved populations in need of better jobs. By partnering with the Universal Technical Institute, we aim to fill the growing demand for welders while providing individuals with the opportunity to create a better life and career for themselves.

THE DETAILS

Our Solution

How can we provide workers with the skills they need to build a successful career in welding? Workforce Opportunity Services will be building a brand new welding academy in the Dallas-Fort Worth area where individuals will become equipped with the proper skills and knowledge, free of charge.

The WOS Welding Academy’s new facility will include:

THE DETAILS

Our Solution

How can we provide workers with the skills they need to build a successful career in welding? Workforce Opportunity Services will be building a brand new welding academy in the Dallas-Fort Worth area where individuals will become equipped with the proper skills and knowledge, free of charge.

The WOS Welding Academy’s new facility will include:

HIGHLIGHTS

About the Program

WOS selects, drug-tests, trains, and empowers all students entering the Welding Academy. We meet individuals where they are and walk with them every step of the way on the journey to employment, self-sufficiency, and stability.

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Free of Charge for Students

Women, people of color, and veterans will be able to attend the academy absolutely free. WOS will provide three weeks of paid training, an education stipend, and all necessary materials completely free of cost to students.

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Social Services & Mentorship

Students will receive individual mentorship to ensure their success in the program as well as social services to mitigate learning barriers.

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Guaranteed Employment

After the training program ends, WOS will pair students directly with employers, and they’ll become immediately employed. In this way, participants can start putting their new skills to work right away.

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Access to Ascent PDI

All students receive lifetime access to Ascent PDI, a virtual training program that offers multiple weekly classes aimed toward developing self-esteem, business and workplace literacy, and core values.

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Classes starting in 2022!

EVERY CONTRIBUTION HELPS

Ways to Donate

1. Capital Campaign

Donors who contribute to the development of the WOS Welding Academy via our capital campaign will have their company names imprinted within the building. We’ll commemorate your contribution as a token of our gratitude for your business’s assistance in making the academy a reality!

2. Partner Donations

We’re relying on the generosity of people like you to impact the lives of people of color, women, and veterans – all while bolstering the welding industry in Texas. We invite you to support our mission by setting up a recurring or one-time donation. We appreciate your support, and any amount helps!

3. Corporate Sponsorship

Do you own or operate a welding business? We invite you to support the WOS Welding Academy. If you choose to sponsor a class, the program will be tailored to your company’s unique needs, and students will become your company’s employees as soon as they’ve completed the program.

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