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Women Who Weld


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Women Who Weld


 

WhAT IS Women who weld?

Women Who Weld is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit welding training program that teaches women how to weld and find employment in manufacturing.

Subsidized Educational Services: Women Who Weld offers intensive, 6-week training classes in which unemployed and underemployed women learn how to MIG weld and operate various metalworking tools and machines. Participants receive training for the American Welding Society Certified Welder (CW) test and guidance in resume and interview prep, financial literacy, and home buying. Graduates of the program will be prepared for full-time jobs or apprenticeships in welding or manufacturing. This program is funded through donations and grants, please click here if you would like to donate!

Paid Educational Services: Women Who Weld offers intensive training classes for women who are interested in learning how to MIG, TIG, and/or Stick weld. Please contact us below for more information!

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About


About


Samantha Farr

FOUNDER AND INSTRUCTOR

Samantha has been a welder for 4 years and created Women Who Weld in 2014. Samantha holds a Master in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and is the Founder of Farr Side, a Planning and Economic Development firm in Detroit. Prior to receiving her master's degree, Samantha was the Senior Business Development Manager at an advertising technology startup in New York City. 

In the future Samantha intends to create a network of female welders. The Women Who Weld network can offer advice and support for women in the welding industry or those looking to break into it. Samantha also intends to expand the Women Who Weld training program to cities and towns across the country.

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VOLUNTEERS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Women Who Weld would like to thank the following partner organizations: American Welding Society, Regional Economic Innovation Center at Michigan State University, COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter), and many others who have helped advance the program.

Women Who Weld operates almost entirely on grants and donations, and is actively seeking funding to continue its subsidized training program; your support is greatly appreciated!

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Graduates


Graduates


Spring 2016 Class

Brittany, Daniela, Jazmond, Maria, Sandra, Tiffany, Dedria.

Contact Us


Contact Us


 

 

1300 E Lafayette St, Suite 1105
Detroit, MI — 48207
313.539.5389

info@womenwhoweld.org

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