Welding Training Program

This project creates a new welding training program at Rappahannock Community College. GO Virginia funds will be used to equip a welding training facility with 15 workstations and train 40 welders for employment at local businesses within Region 6.

  • Statewide Project Theme: Workforce Development
  • Region 6 Priority Industry Cluster: Manufacturing
  • GO Virginia Request: $130,000
  • Match: $130,000
  • Source of Match: Westmoreland County, Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, Carry-On Trailer Corporation, Northern Neck Chesapeake Bay Region Partnership, Northumberland County, and Rappahannock Community College
  • Project Type: Implementation
  • Localities: Westmoreland County and Northumberland County
  • How does this project create higher paying jobs? This project creates higher paying jobs by providing welding training classes projected to pay at $22hr for those who complete the program.