Fortis College in Cincinnati Hosts Welding Open House

CINCINNATI — Fortis College, a healthcare and skilled trades career training provider in Cincinnati, Ohio, held a Welding Technology Program Open House from 3:30 – 6 p.m. on March 28,

Business partners and members of the public were invited to attend the event, held in Building B on the Fortis College campus, 11499 Chester Road in Cincinnati.

Open house attendees had an opportunity to tour the facility, including the welding labs; try on welding safety gear such as helmets, gloves, etc., and learn about the tools and lab equipment to help picture themselves in a welding career. Skilled welding instructors and the program director were on hand to answer questions and perform demonstrations. Appetizers and refreshments also were served during the open house event.

Because of the bonding strength welds provide, welding is used in a variety of fields, including shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, and aerospace applications, among thousands of activities, meaning welders may find work in a number of industries, from car racing to manufacturing.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition (published Jan. 8, 2014), employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow approximately six percent per year through 2022, noting that skilled welders with up-to-date training should have good job opportunities.

“One of the newer offerings on campus, our welding technology program teaches welding applications, craft skills, and career development techniques to train individuals for entry into the field of welding as industrial welders, welding apprentices or check welders,” says Campus President Bill McGuire. “The open house was an excellent way to learn more about the many career opportunities in welding and which options may be right for you.”

About Fortis College in Cincinnati
Fortis College in Cincinnati, located at 11499 Chester Road Suite 200, provides post-secondary, career focused education to traditional and not-traditional students through a variety of degree and diploma programs. Fortis College, Cincinnati is committed to developing within its students the desire for lifelong education and career development and its academic programs are designed to support the needs of the local community. Programs offered at the campus include: Associate Degree in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Dental Assisting, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Office Basic X-ray Technician, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), and Welding Technology. To reach the campus directly, call (513) 771-2795.

About Fortis
A leading post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in a powerful learning and training experience, Fortis delivers focused individual career education experiences: Your Life. Powered by Learning. The Fortis network offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at more than 40 schools in 15 states. Fortis College and Institute campuses prepare students for careers in healthcare, business and technology and various trades. Fortis also offers online learning platforms for many of its programs. Each Fortis campus is accredited by a nationally recognized body. Program offerings and accreditations vary by campus. Fortis also is affiliated with the Denver School of Nursing, St. Paul’s School of Nursing and All State Career School. For consumer information, visit www.fortis.edu to learn more about Fortis educational opportunities.