Welding is more than just joining two pieces of metal together, it is considered an art by those in the field and is an integral part of just about any major construction project. In fact, there is a growing welder shortage in the US, that is only expected to intensify as baby boomers retire and the need for skilled labor grows. “Over the next 10 years, 200,000 to 225,000 welders are going to be needed. This is an industry that is not going to go away,” says John Mendoza, president of the 68,000-member American Welding Society. “Welding will be on the horizon for some time to come.” The Structural Plate Welding program at HoHoKus School of Trades and Technical Sciences is designed to meet this demand, providing students with the hands-on training and skills to excel in the welding field. Offered in: HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences | While we strive to provide students with the best tools to prepare for their careers, we cannot and do not guarantee employment. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [05/01/11] [www.bls.gov/oes/]. Credentialing organization may change requirements without notice.