Fast Track Welding Program Coordinator & Instructor (PDC-3)

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Division of Workforce Development is seeking a Coordinator / non-credit adjunct instructor for the FastForward Fast Track Welding program. This program prepares students for the AWS certification and for welding jobs in a shipyard environment. The program is expanding to the Hobbs Suffolk Campus within a proposed Mobile Welding Lab. The Coordinator will assist the Director of Workforce Development with securing the lab, equipment and materials, setting up the mobile lab, working with the Virginia Ship Repair Association to launch welding pre-hire programs for the shipyards, work closely with the other welding instructors on scheduling, work closely with students regarding enrollment, barriers and needs, and job search, assist with recruitment and outreach efforts, and coordinate the move of the Mobile Welding Lab as needed for events or training. Will teach in conjunction with other welding instructors. The newly expanded program is estimated to serve 8-12 students per class with 6 classes or more per year. Classes run 3-4 weeks long. Note: A second shift (3pm-11pm) class is being explored to meet shipyard demand.

The successful candidate will possess demonstrated knowledge of welding principles and applications; 5+ years of experience in the application of welding processes in an industrial workplace; Experience teaching diverse populations how to weld; Safety-oriented; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Outstanding organizational skills. Flexibility with work hours to teach various shifts.

For consideration please send your resume to Deborah Bailey at