Iowa’s Local 33 Rolls Out Mobile Unit to Address Welder Shortage


America is experiencing a shortage of skilled welders. To ensure the ongoing success of Iowa’s construction efforts, United Association Local Union 33 is striving to train more welders, more quickly — with no reduction in their skill levels — and has acquired a special mobile unit to assist in recruitment and training.

“We now offer a Hybrid Welding Program that provides apprentices with the skills they need to join the welding workforce in 18 weeks,” said Greg Foshe, business manager of Local 33. “To let potential welders know what the program holds in store for them, we will be taking the mobile unit to future employment events.”

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