What is the Advanced Welding Academy?
The Kilgore College Advanced Welding Academy is partnership between KC and Kilgore Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) that provides advanced training for welders who have academic experience but need to develop specific skills. The academy provides additional training for welders who are already employed by a company needing advanced skills. The goal of the KC Advanced Welding Academy is to augment the growth of area industry by producing a pipeline of skilled workers to fill high-demand welding job openings in the fabrication industry. The KC Advanced Welding Academy offers courses to enhance and reinforce fabrication skills of experienced welders in advanced pipe welding, advanced structural steel, and pipe fitting and pressure vessels.
- The academy is located at 4005 FM 349 in Kilgore.
- Mondays-Fridays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Evenings: Mon-Thurs, 4 to 10 p.m.
- Weekends: Saturdays, 8 a.m. to Noon
Texas Talent Connection (II) Grant:
The Kilgore College Advanced Welding Academy provides training for workers who have academic credentials or have worked in the field a minimum of three 3-5 years and need to develop specific skills for advanced welding positions.
The student selects one-of-three areas of study and then completes an assessment of skills that will determine his/her level of knowledge and eligibility.
Areas of Study:
- Advanced Pipe Welding
- Pipefitting and Pressure Vessels
- Advanced Structural Steel
- More info here!
It is located in the new Advanced Technology Center in Kilgore (map).
Free Information Sessions:
Join us to learn more about what the Advanced Welding Academy has to offer. Each of the following free information sessions will be held at the Advanced Technology Center in Kilgore (map).
- Call (903) 983-8288 or (903) 983-8287 for more information.