Women in Welding Program

Welding is a universal skill that is in high demand. CWIT’s FREE Welding Program prepares women with the skills to build a career in manufacturing, welding & metalworking construction trades.

Schedule and Locations

  • Chicago Women in Trades’ Training Center (2444 W 16th St Chicago, IL 60608)
  • FREE 10-week, 288-hour Training Program
  • Monday through Friday (8am–2pm)
  • Strict Attendance Policy


  • Three Welding Practices (MIG, Stick, and TIG)
  • American Welding Society Certification in MIG
  • Shop Math
  • Blueprint Reading
  • OSHA-10 Certification
  • Shop Safety
  • Workplace Readiness
  • Resume Building
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Post-graduation Case Management 
  • Physical Strengthening 


  • Birth Certificate
  • Driver’s License or State ID
  • 6 months of past paystubs/income
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of residency/eligibility to work
  • Pass our Program Entry Aptitude Test
  • Pass a drug test

Register for an information session.

10:30 a.m. the first & third Wednesdays

5:30 p.m. the second & fourth Wednesdays

Register for an information session.