Prepare for an increased demand in welding and fabricating jobs Submitted: 07/02/2013
Story By Kailey Burton

Prepare for an increased demand in welding and fabricating jobs
RHINELANDER/NORTHERN WISCONSIN - Looking for a new career? There's one job in huge demand in Northern Wisconsin: Welding.

To help fill those jobs Nicolet college is working with the Oldenburg Group and expanding their welding program.

Nicolet College's Dean of Trade and Industry Brigitte Parsons says Wisconsin manufacturers are highly competitive in the world market. They're getting more contracts, and need more workers.

"We're seeing continued growth in this industry sector and an increased number of jobs in welding and fabricating and machine tooling," said Parsons.

Oldenburg Group, specifically, will be looking for more welders and fabricators to keep up with demand.

"They just got a contract but they haven't begun employing people yet. So right now is a good time to start thinking about if that's a job that you might be interested in getting. Now's a good time to get the skills," says Parsons.

Nicolet College in Rhinelander offers a 9-month program for welding. They work closely with local leaders in industry like Oldenburg Group, so they're teaching exactly what employers want you to know. Some of Oldenburg's employees even teach part-time at Nicolet.

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