TRAINING IS AN INVESTMENT – NOT AN EXPENSE!
There’s an old saying, “Practice makes perfect.”
But practice doesn’t even make better…only more consistent!
Only GOOD practice makes better!
Don’t ask, “What if we train them and they leave?”
Rather, “What if we DON’T train them – and they STAY?”
Welding is a craft that requires both proper training and proper practice!
Straight from Our Satisfied Customers
Rick D. Hewitt, General Manager, ARC Fabricators, LLC
The training Rick provided was excellent! Unlike any other company out there, WTS was extremely flexible in providing the training on a schedule that worked for our shop. Our welders are at different skill levels and the training was individualized to meet the needs of everyone in the shop! He kept the interest of each of our guys throughout the training process, which is not easy to do. I also appreciated his pointing out safety concerns in our shop. We will continue to use WTS as our welding training provider!
Chris Kellams, International Industrial Contracting Corporation
Working with Welding Training Solutions saved our project! WTS came to our location and trained a large group of welders on-site under less than optimal conditions on our end. We were under a very tight schedule and Rick came through in every aspect from the training to ensuring we had the correct certification paper work. Even after rick had left, he was still available and eager to help in any way he could from weld inspections, to equipment setup. Top notch program from WTS!
John Rundles, CEMEX USA
Working with Rick at WTS has been nothing but a success. Rick is working with us at six of our plants. When we started, our maintenance guys were not good welders. While welding is not their main job, it is a critical part of what they do. Big job or small job, we needed our welders to get better. Rick has worked with me to create a program suited to our needs and we are progressing through it. The difference in our welders has been nothing short of amazing. These guys are now confident, and their welds are much better. We do not work in a clean, comfortable environment and Rick takes that into account when instructing. Perhaps the most important thing I can say is that my maintenance guys frequently tell me that their skills are improving, and they thank me for finding Rick and Welding Training Solutions.
Rick Leavengood, Maintenance Supervisor, 3M
WTS customized our training to fit our company’s exact needs, and adjusted the training schedule to accommodate our back shifts. Rick was very good at assessing the skill level of our craftsmen and addressing their needs. WTS exceeded our expectations at 3M Company.
David B. Dieter, President, Midstate Precast
In the pre-stressed concrete industry it’s critical that our fabricators know they are making welds that are compliant to American Welding Society codes. I have depended on Welding Training Solutions to provide welder certification training, because Rick is persistent in insuring that those he trains understand the concepts, techniques and procedures required to do a quality job. Rick is very upbeat in his approach to training and does a great job of managing people. I look at training as an investment, and training from WTS will give you a good return!
Charles Henning, First Line Leader, Fixed Equipment, Infinium USA, Bayway Refinery
I tried to convince my boss to go more local for welding training. I never thought having someone so far away come to New Jersey to do welding training would work to our benefit. BOY WAS I WRONG. Having WTS come on site in this environment worked wonders. The knowledge and experiences that were shared with all levels was spot on. I have met many trainers in my time, and Rick was the best I have come across! I learned one thing – you get what you pay for and it was worth EVERY PENNY!
Matt Hanson, Maintenance Manager, Alliant Energy, Sutherland Generation Station
Rick was an excellent instructor and facilitator in getting our maintenance department compliant with basic welding practices and code. He was very diligent with the training and insured all the basics were met and the crew understood what it took to make a good, compliant weld. WTS was also instrumental in establishing the correct weld procedures and welder certifications were obtained so that we could be compliant with our welding.
Dennis Koch, Engineering Manager, Blessing Industries
My engineers were very excited to receive training from you, and now capable of asking our customers critical questions regarding weld specs which may not be called out correctly. Thank you for the professional service you have given Blessing Industries. We are glad to have you as our source for welding training in our plant.