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Welding classes offered by Western Dairyland Community Action Agency

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Wisconsin (Press Release) - Residents of Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson and Trempealeau counties who are interested in welding careers are invited to apply with Project Advance, a federally-funded program from the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency.

Project Advance is a ten-week welding course designed to assist low-income individuals in Western Wisconsin. Classes will be held during the evenings at Eleva-Strum High School starting August 16th and January 3rd

During the ten-week course, program participants receive 100 hours of hands-on technical training in basic math,  measurements, blueprint reading, MIG welding, TIG welding and dozens of related procedures. While the students are in training, a Western Dairyland Case Manager works with them to create a portfolio and provides job placement assistance with a local employer. Graduates of the program are currently working at large and small businesses throughout Western Wisconsin.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson or Trempealeau county, and have income at or below the federal poverty level. A $50 non-refundable registration fee is required upon admission to the program. No other fees are required.

The program screening process includes an interview, skills assessment and drug testing. To apply, download an application at www.WesternDairyland.org or call 1-800-782-1063 ext. 204 for more information.

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