Virginia Western Community College’s Workforce Solutions is offering a training class on Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Flux-cored Arc Welding (FCAW) methods as well as how to use welding equipment and navigate standard safety methods.


Quick Connect Welding Class and AWS Qualification


8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Fridays; April 14 and 21
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays; April 15, 22, May 6, 13, 20, and June 3


Thomas Center, Virginia Western Campus, Roanoke (Map and directions)


Successful students will receive an American Welding Society stamped welder and welding operator qualification record. Students can increase their career opportunities by obtaining certification in both areas of welding.


Full tuition is $2,145.  Students may qualify for the Workforce Credentials Grant and be eligible to enroll for one-third that cost ($715). Additional funding support may be available.


Contact Amanda Decker to learn about the course and funding options at 540-857-6279 or