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Career Area: Manufacturing
Program Number: 50-457-0
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Entry requirements vary by employer
High school diploma or equivalent
Physically able to perform trade
Applicants apply directly to participating employers

Metal Fabrication Careers

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Metal Fabricator

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Metal fabricators fabricate, lay out, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products according to job order or blueprints for: manufactured metal products, frameworks or shells for machinery; ovens; smoke stacks and metal parts for buildings and ships.

Details and Requirements

4-year training program
7,424 hours on-the-job training
576 hours of related instruction
Additional related instruction may be required
Additional related instruction may be required
Classroom studies include blueprint reading, mathematics and metallurgy.

Wisconsin Technical College Metal Fabrication Programs

Metal Fabrication
Western Metal Fabricator at Western