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Short Term Programs

There are immediate job openings at many levels in nearby industries with great opportunities to join a high-demand field and move up! Whether you're looking to learn a new skill or a new job, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology offers two short term programs: Metal Casting Technology & Production Welding

 Metal Casting Technology

Training in 3 weeks 


Average first year income $14-$17/hr!

WHAT DO METAL CASTING TECHNICIANS DO?

A metal Casting Technician takes molten liquid metal and pours it into molds to form shapes that are then ground and polished before being finished. They work with all types of metals and different molds to make parts for machines.  

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
  • Importance of Metal Casting in the modern manufacturing industry
  • Properties of metals
  • All about patterns design and making
  • Molding Sand
  • mold making
  • Metal Preparation and Melting
  • How to operate a furnace to melt metal for casting
  • Finishing methods
WHERE WILL I WORK?

One of the many great foundries in and near Lancaster and across the state

 Production Welding
Training in 5 Weeks

Average first year income $12-$16/hr

 WHAT DO WELDERS DO? 

 Professional welders work almost everywhere - automotive, aerospace & aviation industries; bridges & bikes; shipyards, shops & skyscrapers - wherever metal needs adhering, a welder is needed.

 WHAT WILL I LEARN? 
  • Importance of welding in the modern manufacturing industry
  • Properties of metals
  • Gas, metal arc (GMAW) and Flux core arc welding (FCAW) techniques
  • Safety and fabrication blueprint reading 
WHERE WILL I WORK?

The Thaddeus Stevens welding training class teaches you skills that can be used worldwide, so almost anywhere you want to go, your welding training can take you there! There are many employers in Lancaster and across Pennsylvania that need skilled welders. 

WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

Contact Zoann Parker at  or call 717.299.7793 for more information regarding each program and their start times!

CAREERLINK

CareerLink participants may also be eligible for scholarships. Enroll in and complete Ready2Work at careerLink. Counselors at CareerLink and Stevens will help you get a job! Call 717.509.5613 or visit www.jobs4lancaster.com 

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