Aaron Ardaiz wanted to get a formal education in welding at a community college because he wanted to take advantage of the many benefits of being in an educational community. While there are many ways you can become a welder in the United States, from completing an apprenticeship to receiving intense on-the-job training, Aaron Ardaiz wanted to be able to get in touch with prospective employers so that after he completed his intensive training as a student in Machine Tool Technology, he could jump into employment straight out of school. The connection to real employers who put many new welding students to work immediately is one of the most popular and useful draws to attending community college to learn how to weld.
Aaron Ardaiz now works for All Things Metal in Peoria, Arizona. His start with the prestigious National Welding Corporation wasn’t possible without the connections he made at Linn Benton Community College.