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Old June 27th, 2008, 06:57 AM   #21
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the nicest thing about hobart is that after you take the 9 month course, you can get 2-3 years knocked off your apprenticeship at most union locals. if that makes someone respect your less, they are a cunt, and just jealous that you got ahead by using your head, instead of sucking union dick for 2-3 years...

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Old June 27th, 2008, 07:21 AM   #22
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You are damn close for union pipe welders, but boilermakers scale is less in most states.
The problem with going to a welding school instead of an apprenticeship is respect. I worked with a guy that came out of Hobart with what was suppossed to be UA weld certs, he couldn't pass an on the job test to save his life. He eventually had to take a $10 an hour pay cut and re-train through our welding program.
i know guys in my class at Hobart who cannot weld to save their lives, even after almost 3 months of instruction. welding is an art, and not everyone can do it, or do it well. its weird that the guy that allegedly came from Hobart had UA certs, especially since Hobart only does the aws certs.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 08:36 AM   #23
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We had a guy come into our shop and had went through all the schooling at Delta and could not get the welder to work. We even told him the wire and voltage was turned all the way down. So make sure you can set a welder if you go to Delta. You might learn how to weld but only at the setting they have. Also as you weld more and more with different welders you will notice that all welding machines have attitudes and weld a little different than the last. O and I am a working/welding forman and I work a lot of hours but I will clear 55K fairly easy with a 401k and blue cross blue shield, dental all paid and I pay $1.50 a week for vision.
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Old June 27th, 2008, 10:48 AM   #24
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Can a guy get temp or part time work pretty easy if they have some skills?
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Old June 27th, 2008, 12:15 PM   #25
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any one have any expersiance with delta college. other then the welder controls?
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 01:19 PM   #26
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I know a guy who went to school to specialize in underwater welding. All I have to say is, DO IT!!! This guy is making six figures and rising. Last time i asked the average he's getting paid is about 200 dollars an hour.
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I know a guy who went to school to specialize in underwater welding. All I have to say is, DO IT!!! This guy is making six figures and rising. Last time i asked the average he's getting paid is about 200 dollars an hour.
does he pay for his own insurance?
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does he pay for his own insurance?
I'm not sure. He does most of his work for the navy and stuff.
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does he pay for his own insurance?
If he makes that much money, I don't think he needs to worry about wasting it on insurance premiums.
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i know guys in my class at Hobart who cannot weld to save their lives, even after almost 3 months of instruction. welding is an art, and not everyone can do it, or do it well. its weird that the guy that allegedly came from Hobart had UA certs, especially since Hobart only does the aws certs.
how about people that have no experience with welding at all, can they come into hobart and do fine (if they have the talent)?

also, how is the job market in that area?
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 04:27 PM   #31
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how about people that have no experience with welding at all, can they come into hobart and do fine (if they have the talent)?

also, how is the job market in that area?
the best thing to do is come to hobart and learn from the ground up. If you have your buddy show you how to do something, or try to learn yourself, you can pick up bad habits, and they will cripple you when you start learning proper methods. they teach you the right way to do everything. I hadn't welded anything other than surfacing backhoe buckets before hobart, and now i am confident that i can weld almost anything to do with plate. next week i start on 2g and 5g pipe. as for the job market, what are you looking for? you will be at school 40 hours a week if you goto hobart.
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how about people that have no experience with welding at all, can they come into hobart and do fine (if they have the talent)?

also, how is the job market in that area?
do you remember that kid who drove the green chevy we used to work with? chris? i heard he just got out of there and went into a pipefitters aprenticeship
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 05:18 PM   #33
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do you remember that kid who drove the green chevy we used to work with? chris? i heard he just got out of there and went into a pipefitters aprenticeship
if you go to hobart they will take a year or more off your apprenticeship.
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the best thing to do is come to hobart and learn from the ground up. If you have your buddy show you how to do something, or try to learn yourself, you can pick up bad habits, and they will cripple you when you start learning proper methods. they teach you the right way to do everything. I hadn't welded anything other than surfacing backhoe buckets before hobart, and now i am confident that i can weld almost anything to do with plate. next week i start on 2g and 5g pipe. as for the job market, what are you looking for? you will be at school 40 hours a week if you goto hobart.
we aren't poor but my parents couldn't afford for me to move down there and go to school, i'd need a job to pay for an apartment or something plus some tuition and everything else

and yeah brian i remember, thats cool, i remember he quit the car wash and i saw him at the one on tienken months later lol
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 08:22 PM   #35
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we aren't poor but my parents couldn't afford for me to move down there and go to school, i'd need a job to pay for an apartment or something plus some tuition and everything else

and yeah brian i remember, thats cool, i remember he quit the car wash and i saw him at the one on tienken months later lol
why stick them with the charge. get a student loan. if you work + go to school your schooling will suffer. my apartment is 110 a week, i have no lease, and it was already furnished. its 13000 for the 9 month course, about the same as 1 year of college at many of the cheaper schools.
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why stick them with the charge. get a student loan. if you work + go to school your schooling will suffer. my apartment is 110 a week, i have no lease, and it was already furnished. its 13000 for the 9 month course, about the same as 1 year of college at many of the cheaper schools.
i wasn't planning on it. i currently go to community college so it's not that expensive, and they help me pay as to avoid loans...but maybe it would be worth it, sounds like it is a solid field

i do want to practice first, i don't want to take out a loan, move, then suck ass and be screwed over
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i wasn't planning on it. i currently go to community college so it's not that expensive, and they help me pay as to avoid loans...but maybe it would be worth it, sounds like it is a solid field

i do want to practice first, i don't want to take out a loan, move, then suck ass and be screwed over
It comes to me really easy, but i have a steady hand and pretty good hand eye coordination. there are guys in my class that suck, i mean they really really stink at welding. the reason they are so bad is that they don't listen to what the instructor says. the guys who teach there for the most part have 15+ years of experience and most of them are cwi's. they know what they are doing, and as long as you work with them they will make you into a welder.
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I know a guy who went to school to specialize in underwater welding. All I have to say is, DO IT!!! This guy is making six figures and rising. Last time i asked the average he's getting paid is about 200 dollars an hour.
its also a 6 year life expectancy or something. Basically strapping a bomb to your back.


as i got laid off im comfortable saying i made about 30,000 a year welding
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I know a guy who went to school to specialize in underwater welding. All I have to say is, DO IT!!! This guy is making six figures and rising. Last time i asked the average he's getting paid is about 200 dollars an hour.
if he is a contracted welder(most are) he has to pay for his own ins. my current instructor is a hobart grad who was in the navy for several years. he is a licensed rescue diver with 10+ years welding experience, and he told us flat out that it wasn't worth the money.
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he is a licensed rescue diver with 10+ years welding experience, and he told us flat out that it wasn't worth the money.
that's kinda what I thought
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