HIWT to break ground on learning facility

Staff Reports

TROY — The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) will break ground on a 14,000-plus square foot “Next Generation Welder Learning Facility” at its Troy campus in early 2016. The new facility will enhance the welder learning experience for skill and technical training, and will be an addition to HIWT’s existing 13-acre campus. The facility will feature state-of-the-art capabilities for welder education, welding procedures, welder qualification testing, certification services and specialized training.

HIWT serves the welding industry in an educational capacity as a career school approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The investment in the new facility serves HIWT’s nonprofit 501(c)(3) mission and the students of HIWT.

“At Hobart Institute of Welding Technology we have a responsibility to the welding industry to provide a world class welding education. This investment grows our campus and allows HIWT to strengthen its mission. With the high demand for welders and the incredible shortage, this investment will allow HIWT to continue doing its part to fill the void.” said HIWT’s President and CEO Scott A. Mazzulla.

Since 1930, HIWT has trained more than 100,000 welders, thousands of welding inspectors and welding educators. The institute has trained both males and females from all over the world ranging from individuals directly out of high school, veterans and employees of Fortune 500 companies.

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, dedicated to welding training and education excellence, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit educational facility located at 400 Trade Square East, Troy. They can be reached at (800) 332-9448 , by email at hiwt@welding.org or on the web at http://www.welding.org.