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#24154 - 04/06/03 01:39 AM any welders?  
Eandrew  Offline
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Yes, I'm a 5th year inside wireman and I was just thinking of getting my certification in welding. I guess you get an additional 5% here in seattle. I was wondering if anyone else as it, and if it has been worth it to have it in the electrical trade. I know its kind of a pain to keep it current. Do you think it makes you more employable though?


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#24155 - 04/06/03 03:36 AM Re: any welders?  
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Eandrew, I'm not a certified welder, but I do some welding at home. In this day and age, the more trades you know how to do(and especially if you can be certified) the better off you will be. I hear from too many people who know one trade(white or blue collar), get laid off and can't find work in the only trade they know.


#24156 - 04/06/03 10:56 AM Re: any welders?  
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stamcon:
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In this day and age, the more trades you know how to do(and especially if you can be certified) the better off you will be.


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#24157 - 04/06/03 01:57 PM Re: any welders?  
George Corron  Offline
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Lorton, Va USA
Eandrew,
Go for it!!!!!!! When I got out of my apprenticeship, I took an extra code course, welding, HV splicing, HVAC, and motors, all offered through the local. The result is each little cert you own will stand well with you no matter where you go. You will not likely ever be out of work, ya might not always like what you are doing, but will be able to change it.
NEVER turn down a chance to learn something else.


#24158 - 04/09/03 05:04 AM Re: any welders?  
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George,
Couldn't agree with you more!.
When I served my Electrician's Apprenticeship, welding was one of the skills you had to know how to do, you couldn't get registration without it.
In hindsight, I'm glad I did, as its really handy for repairing all manner of things at home and at work!. [Linked Image]


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#24159 - 04/09/03 06:21 AM Re: any welders?  
Trainwire  Offline
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Strasburg,PA,USA
One of the things about working here is that you never know what you'll wind up doing next. Even as the "company electrician" [Linked Image] I wind up in the shop doing something, it's nice to be able to make the transformer mount you need, or fab up a part for the signal your rebuilding.

It always amazes me how much gets thrown out in this country because "it's broke". Well, fix it! The number of people who haven't a clue how is amazing.

Go for the cert man.

TW



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