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A welding educator is a person with practical welding experience and theoretical knowledge.
They teach the students theoretical and practical techniques in welding.
Welding instructors should understand the concepts and functional approach to welding.
They can educate the students in welding processes, equipment handling, and setting, metal parts positioning, metallurgy, blueprint reading, etc.
Welding Educator’s Scope of Duties
- Creating the course plans, content and welding teaching methods.
- Dealing with attendance sheets, maintaining student grades.
- Preparing the welding workshops.
- Taking courses, seminars, conferences to stay up to date with the innovations in the area.
- Interact with the faculty and administration.
Education and Certification
Welding educators are expected to have an associate or college degree.
One of the following may be required:
- Associate or college degree in metal technology, welding, engineering, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, welding technology, etc.
- Mentorship program.
Advanced certification may be required:
- National or state teaching certification.
- Certification in welding engineering, metal processing, etc.
- Relevant welding or welding teaching experience.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Excellent computer and technology skills.
- Readiness to learn and comply with new technologies.
- High motivation and leadership qualities.
- Sufficient verbal and written communication skills.
- Deep knowledge of welding materials, processes, metalworking.
Welding educators work in a workshop or a classroom.
Traveling may be involved, depending on the nature of work, can be frequent or minimal.