Member-Requested Welding Certification Coming to ABC Keystone


We hear every day from members that there is a significant need for welding training in the area, and ABC Keystone is looking to help fill that need. Members have reached out to us through survey responses, phone calls and emails seeking welding training and certification for their employees. In response, ABC Keystone is proud to announce that ASME Pipe Welding Certification and both D1.1 and D1.3 Structural Welding Certification will be offered in 2017.

The training will be offered through “block time” programs that will train welders efficiently and get them out on the job quickly, along with specific certification programs that are in demand by the industry. We are in the process of setting up the welding lab in our training center with the program to start following its completion. Pipe Welding, which will start in the second quarter of 2017, will be a four-week block program totaling 160 hours, of which 80% of that time will be spent on hands-on training.

In addition to the training and certification program, the Chapter will also be offering a certification only option. This option will allow you to send your employees to ABC Keystone for assessment and training as needed to obtain their certification. We are currently working with a third party independent Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) for this purpose.

This NEW program from ABC Keystone allows you to access high quality welding training for your employees in a convenient location. Take advantage of a shorter time-frame through the block program scheduling which will allow your employees to return to the job quickly with high levels skills and certification.

Contact Dave at the Chapter office for more information.