HIWT Opens Next Generation Welder Learning Facility
They are expanding their welder skills and technical training, qualification testing and certification services.
The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT; Troy, OH) has opened the “Next Generation Welder Learning Facility” on their Troy campus in a completely new building with over 16,000 sq ft. They began hosting classes recently as an important addition to the 13-acre campus that has trained over 100,000 welders.
The new facility features three technically advanced state-of-the-art classrooms that seat up to 120 students and contain high-tech audio-visual training aids. The facility also houses a dedicated non-destructive laboratory and classroom for hands-on liquid penetrant and magnetic particle inspection and training. Additionally, it has a large welder performance qualification laboratory for destructive testing. The new facility will enhance the student learning experience for welder skill and technical training, as well as qualification testing and certification services.
“This expansion to our campus is an investment in our mission to serve our students and industry, as we are dedicated to welding training and education excellence,” stated Scott Mazzulla, the president and chief executive officer of HIWT. “I am proud to say that we are the premier welding institute and this new state-of-the-art building will educate next generation welders and welding professionals. For those current and future certified welding inspectors and certified welders looking to gain continuing education or acquire new certifications, this building is certainly designed to provide that successful environment.”
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). This investment in the new facility serves the company’s nonprofit 501(c)(3) mission and the students.