Attend a technical college.
Most employers who hire Machinists, Welders and Fabricators are looking for individuals who have completed 1 or 2 year welding or machining programs at a technical college. While learning “on the job” will always be part of the educational process, the focused training provided at technical colleges is almost becoming a “must have” for people looking to land a career in advanced metal manufacturing.
There are a number of technical colleges offering welding and machining programs in Central / Northern Wisconsin. The following are links to a few technical colleges in our area: