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Welding registration now underway at SVHEC

Registration is now open for welding training at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center. Within 18 months, students will learn MIG, TIG, Stick and Pipe welding in the center’s new state-of-the-art welding lab. 

Classes will meet weekly on Tuesday and Thursday, and students will have the option of attending a daytime (10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) or evening (5-9 p.m.) cohort. Welding classes will begin on Aug. 12, with a deadline for registration on July 15. 

“This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to increase their knowledge and skills in a high demand occupation,” said Vashon Canty, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center workforce support specialist. “Area employers requested this training and are supportive of our curriculum which leads to industry-recognized credentials,” she continued.

Welding@SVHEC is a non-credit program accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Individuals who successfully complete the program will receive National Center for Construction Education and Research welding certification. This portable, third party validated industry credential is recognized by employers across the nation. 

Welding@SVHEC is made possible through a collaboration between the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center and Virginia Technical Institute in Altavista.  

For more information, contact Vashon Canty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 434-572-5488; toll free in Virginia call 800-283-0098, ext. 5488.