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6 Technical Schools to Kickstart a New Career

6 Technical Schools to Kickstart a New Career

According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of construction and extraction occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, increasing from 6.5 million jobs to 7.2 million jobs.” Electricians as well as Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters are included within this data. During this timeframe, the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers occupations are also expected to see continued growth.

Many accredited schools within the United States offer educational programs designed to prepare students for successful careers in the trades. These programs range in length, are offered across the country, and focus on the welding, HVAC-R, electrical, plumbing, sprinkler fitting, and steamfitter-pipefitter trades.

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology

Hobart Institute is committed to helping individuals develop marketable welding skills through quality training at minimum cost. We are also committed to making industry more competitive by conducting training to solve welding related problems. Hobart Institute strives to develop new and better welding training methods and training materials, and to make welding training available to all. The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, sex, national origin or age.”

Education Focus: Welding

Website: welding.org

Telephone: 800.332.9448

Welder Training and Testing Institute (WTTI)

WTTI has offered students the necessary occupational training and certifications that can lead to employment in the welding field for over 44 years. WTTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools”

Education Focus: Welding

Website: wtti.com

Telephone: 800.223.WTTI

Missouri Welding Institute (MWI)

“Our philosophy is to train superior welding craftsmen to fulfill their dreams. It is our goal to prepare our students for a broad background in welding with many diverse employment opportunities.

Missouri Welding Institute is dedicated to providing its students with a sound occupational education. We strive to enable students to develop the attitudes, knowledge, quality and skills necessary for them to be effective as a person, a family member and a citizen in an era of rapid social change.”

Education Focus: Welding

Website: mwi.ws

Telephone: 800.667.5885


Coyne College

“Every Coyne College degree and diploma is backed by more than a century of career training excellence, along with our commitment to every student’s academic and career success. Student services – from tutoring to technical advising to career development and job placement assistance – are structured to enhance career preparation by addressing each student’s unique needs.”

Education Focus: HVAC-R, Electrical

Website: coynecollege.edu

Telephone: 800.707.1922


Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI)

“At RSI we offer career focused training. RSI offers training programs for entry-level careers in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R), residential and commercial electrical wiring (maintenance electrician), and solar installation.”

Education Focus: HVAC-R, Electrical, Solar Installation

Website: refrigerationschool.com

Telephone: 888.943.4822



“The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA), affiliated with the national building trades, represents approximately 340,000 plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, service technicians and welders in local unions across North America. We also honor a federation agreement with both the Australian Plumbing Trades Employees Union (PTEU) and Irish Technical, Engineering Electrical Union (TEEU).”

Education Focus: Welding, Plumbing, HVAC-R, Sprinkler Fitting, Steamfitting-Pipefitting

Website: ua.org

Telephone: 410.269.2000

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