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05/08/2011

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I would like to join the army as an apprentice welder. I was not sure how to apply.

i would like to join the us millitary to weld this website doesnt help.

The following sites may offer more information and resources to help you in your research. After making the decision to join the Military as a welder, you will probably want to talk to a recruiter. Good luck!

http://weldingweb.com/showthread.php?t=29271

http://www.usarmy.com/661/welders-are-in-high-demand-in-the-us-army/

Is it at all common for femal welders to join the military? I've done 3 years of welding in high school, and a year of college, however college didn't help one bit... as i was only in the shop 3 hours a week... i did more welding in high school then i did college, so i am very interested in joining the military, please let me know

Hi Laura, from what we've found the military observes all of the same legal requirements regarding discrimination that any employer would observe. I personally know a woman who served on the repair crew for helicopters, so it's likely that you should be able to serve as a welder in the military. However, the main challenge will be finding a base that is looking for welders. According to the Army's website, they cannot guarantee a precise career match. However, we have found specific welder posting on Indeed that are for military positions. You'll probably have the most luck looking into a Navy position in a port city in either Virginia or along the Gulf coast. That seems to be where most of the Indeed job listings for military welders are concentrated of late. I also found this listing at the Army's website: http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/mechanics/allied-trade-specialist.html.

Also, don't overlook the opportunities for job training in the Dakotas and Wisconsin! Keep an eye on our welding news round ups for more information about that. We post two news round ups each month, and there's almost always an article about an employer offering training for new welders.

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