This short article can be welded into two parts. The first part addresses the junior welders in a motivational manner. And the second part can spell it out for the professionals in regard to their much-needed welding supplies, not always previously easy to get a hold of, given their distinct trading differences.
The junior welder, that could be you. You could be a DIY enthusiast with new, exciting projects in mind. You could also be a young high school leaver with a strong interest in artisanal work and, of course, looking for opportunities to help kick-start a worthwhile career. You are in luck, because there are opportunities for you. You have a great opportunity to learn the trade of welding systematically and professionally.
It is a good idea for you to enter into an apprenticeship with a reputable welding company. You will be working alongside a journeyman. He will be your mentor throughout your apprenticeship. Towards the end of your apprenticeship program, you will be given formal opportunities to undergo both theoretical and practical tests. Most apprentices seem to find the practical work easier to manage.
But if you are that determined, you will overcome. It is, of course, a different kettle of fish for the DIY enthusiast. You, of course, are under no obligation to work towards qualifications and accreditations. All you want to do is to learn how the equipment works and how to weld. And therein lies the rub. Welding is not as easy as knocking a nail into a plank of wood with a hammer. Just ask the professionals.
Speaking of which, they have one great concern. They would like to make certain that from this day forward, they will have easier access to customized welding supplies in accordance with their project requirements.