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Through a special funding allocation from the state legislature, the College received $500,000 to start a welding program. A tractor-trailer was purchased and outfitted as a mobile welding lab that is traveling around our tricounty service district (DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands counties) to offer hands-on welding training. Training is offered not only on our campuses but at local businesses.

The PSAV certificate program will not officially start until spring 2020, at the earliest, but we are currently offering short, noncredit classes that focus on specific applications that cover stick, MIG, and TIG welding. The longer certificate program will be eligible for Federal Pell Grant funding and for veterans and/or dependents who qualify for VA educational and training benefits such as: Post-9/11 GI Bill (Ch. 33), Montgomery GI Bill (Ch. 30), Survivors and Dependent Assistance (Ch. 35), and Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (Ch. 1606). CareerSource Heartland may also be able to help support qualified students.

If you are interested in having the mobile welding unit visit your location for training, contact Tina Gottus at tina.gottus@southflorida.edu or 863-784-7388. 

For the current schedule of welding courses, visit the Corporate Education webpage and click on the class catalog for Advanced Manufacturing & Industrial Trades.