Sometimes a career is chosen deliberately. Other times it just kind of happens. If you’re not sure about welding or want to inspire someone else to look into the career, these videos may be the persuasion you’re looking for. Listen, watch, and learn as celebrities, professors, employers, and every day folks extol the benefits of the welding profession.
Jay Leno Promotes Welding
Jay Leno shows his custom Eco-jet. Speaking on behalf of the American Welding Society he encourages young people to get into welding. Jay highlights the need for welders, potential for income, and the fact that many skilled welders are getting older.
Welding Engineering at OSU Promo
Ohio State University promotes welding engineering. Industries that require welding include automotive, biomedical, nuclear power, aerospace, and infrastructure. Welding engineers have the second highest starting wage of all engineering fields at nearly $60,000 per year.
Degrees that Work: Welding
This is a longer video, but very interesting. Penn College highlights artistic welder Mike Patterson, who makes a living creating and welding metal art. Jennifer Brinkley-Cruz is a manufacturing specialist for Toyota. Cruz oversees 40 robotic welding cells. Patterson creates a Great Blue Heron weather vane. You’ll also see David Cotner, welding instructor, and Martin Denault, welding and fabrication engineering technology major. There are interviews with industry reps; Fabtech International and American Welding Society Welding Show in Chicago, Illinois.
Explore a Career - Welding and Pipelaying in Pipeline Construction
See pipeline construction and its latest technology. Both hand welding and auto welding is done on huge pipes used to transport energy resources. Multiple welding processes are used to join pipe for long term use. Pipelaying is highly technical today and standards are high. Welders are expected to perform precisely and get each weld right the first time. Watch the video to see welding and pipelaying of Canada’s mainline.
Instrumental only video, with shots of job openings. Video description asks if you’d like to earn $250-400 per day. Video is to promote the website rigemployment.com. I particularly enjoy the honest description that the work is hard, but pay is good. Countless positions are available and many are entry level. Most require at least two weeks to a month away from home. If you’re willing to get dirty and work hard, you can make some very good money as a welder.
Do you have a favorite welding video? What got you into the profession? Please share your thoughts in the comments.