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CTI Welding Apprenticeship


  • Registered Apprenticeship: Apprenticeship is a unique, voluntary, industry-driven system that prepares individuals for occupations requiring a broad range of high-level skills and related technical knowledge. The apprentice learns the how-to as a wage-earning employee on the job under the guidance of a highly skilled journeyworker. The why is learned through job-related education.
  • On-the-job learning for approximately 3 years (approximately 2,000 hours per year)
  • Job-related education (144 hours each training year) delivered in various formats (online, at SCC, by the sponsor (CT&I) at the worksite, correspondence, etc.)
  • Progressive wage scale based on attainment of skill levels
  • The student will be hired by CT&I and put on their payroll during the apprenticeship.
  • When the apprentice completes their training, they receive NCDOL and USDOL journeyworker credentials that are nationally recognized.
  • The students must complete close to 1520 hours of classroom and welding lab training.
  • This takes 3 semesters starting in the fall.
  • They must successfully attain the skills of pipe welding by the end of the third semester to be considered for the program.
  • They must have work ready skills in SMAW (Stick), GMAW, FCAW (Mig), GTAW (Tig) and Oxygen/Fuel Cutting and Heating and Blue Print reading.
  • The student must have high school diploma or GED.
  • The student must have 10 hour OSHA card and Career Readiness Certificate. Both can be obtained here at Stanly Community College.
  • They MUST pass a drug test and background check to be considered by Chicago Tube and Iron for the program.
  • If Chicago Tube and Iron feels that a student does not meet all of the above, they can decline to offer an apprenticeship spot.

For more information call 704-991-0383.