Welding Classes in Vermont (Top Schools)

If you are interested in becoming a welder, check out this article.

It will help you learn more about this industry and what it has to offer.

We have also brought you a list of the top welding schools in Vermont.

Introduction to Welding

Welders connect pieces of metal together using some tools.

They can work on small assignments but also large ones like the construction of buildings. 

Some of the requires skills include physical force, the ability to understand guidelines and blueprints, and choosing the correct tools for the task at hand. 

Best Known Welding Techniques

Some of these are:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick)
  • Plasma Arc Welding
  • Flux-Cored Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
  • Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG)
  • Gas or Oxy-Acetylene Welding

Median Wage in Vermont

In this state, an average welder makes $38,071 per year, while a top 10% one earns $43,737 yearly.

Throughout the US, a welder has a wage of $39,533 with a top 10% welder earning $45,418 annually.

Annual Salary Range:

Average Salary of Certified Welders in Vermont

City NameSalary
South Burlington$39,019
* Salary information last updated 2024

Regional Salary

RegionEmployedAvg. Annual SalaryAvg. Hourly PayTop 10% Annual SalaryBottom 10% Annual Salary
Burlington-South Burlington, VT110$52,740$25.35$67,600$41,320
* Salary information based on the May 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, OCC 51-4121, BLS.
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.

Becoming a Welder in Vermont

First of all, you need to attend a program and get certified.

For this, you will need a GED or high-school diploma. 

While not the norm, a few schools accept 10th-grade students.

After the program completion, you will have to pass some tests to receive your certification.

Welding training schools in Vermont

This state has 5 schools for welders:

  • Green Mountain Technology and Career Center, in Hyde Park, provides beginner courses. 
  • North Country Career Center has courses going from beginner to advanced with groups not larger than 8 students.
  • Northlands Job Corps Center, that provides hands-on experience and certification at the end of the course.
    • Students are also prepared to work in environmentally friendly jobs.
  • River Valley Technical Center is a welding school with courses for junior high-school students.
  • Stafford Technical Center, with a Power Mechanics & Welding program that prepares students to work in TIG welding, Metal Fabrication, Structural Welding, and Pipe welding.

All the schools mentioned in our article are American Welding Society (AWS) approved.

5 Welding Schools in Vermont

School NameAddress
Green Mountain Tech Career Center738 VT-15, Hyde Park, VT 05655, USA
North Country Career Center209, Veterans Ave, Newport, VT 05855 United States
Northlands Job Corps Center100A MacDonough Dr, Vergennes, VT, 05491-1057 USA
River Valley Technical Center307 South St, Springfield, VT 05156, USA
Stafford Technical Center22 Stratton Rd, Rutland, VT 05701, USA

Other Technical Jobs in Vermont

Some industries are similar to welding, and these are:

Soldering And Brazing

Soldering and brazing is still a connection of metals just like welding, but there are a few differences.

In welding, the temperature needs to be higher compared to the other 2 practices.

A welder doesn’t work with any additional substances, while solders and brazers use fillers to fuse the materials together.

Brazing creates more sturdy structures than soldering, but the strongest ones are achieved with welding. 

Other Job Options

You may want to look into:

  • Boiler-making
  • Pipe-fitting and Steamfitting
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet Metal Work


Remember that welding is a promising industry, which could be an incentive.

If you feel its the right option for you, choose a training school and get your certification.

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