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February is CTE month and we are excited to highlight the broad spectrum of fields that CTE offers our students. The eighth of the thirteen clusters we are highlighting is the Manufacturing Cluster. Within this career cluster, these are the pathways within our district that our students can take:

Welding and Machining Pathway

In Utah, the occupation projection for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is 290 annual openings. Job prospects should be excellent for skilled candidates. From construction sites to automotive body shops, from farms to manufacturing plants, welders are found in numerous industries throughout Utah. According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the median hourly wage for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers is $18.64.

Courses offered:

Welding Technician Entry Level Welding Technician Intermediate Level Welding Technician Advanced Level Internship

Career Opportunities:

Tool Maker Welder Welding Technician Machinist Welding Engineer

Collegiate Programs:

MTECH Utah State University

SkillsUSA – Student Organization:

SkillsUSA is the CTSO for students in the Welding and Machining Career Pathway. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development.

Shauna Sprunger
  • Coordinator of Communications
  • Shauna Sprunger

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