Welding Technology

Student Employment & Cooperative Education


welding student hard at work

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that welders have a bright job outlook in coming years, projecting a 15 percent growth rate in the number of welder positions between 2010 and 2020. That is slightly higher than the average rate for all occupations. The BLS estimates that an additional 50,000 welding positions will be added during the decade.

Employers in this field have the option of contacting PCC and posting their employment opportunities for PCC students and graduates. Students can have these employment opportunities sent directly to their email account by contacting Tamara Williams at twilliam@pcc.edu or 971-722-7243.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is a nationally recognized program that allows you to earn college credit, while gaining valuable on the job experience in your major area of study. You can practice the skills you've learned in the classroom in real job settings. With cooperative education (sometimes called co-op, internship or practicum) you gain practical work experience, make informed career decisions, and gain an advantage in the job market through the cooperative effort of you, the college and an employer.

Cooperative Education is not a required course for AMT students, but they may take it as an elective. For information regarding Jobs & Internships, contact:

Tamara Williams, Jobs & Internships Specialist
Rock Creek Building 9, Room 119

Web Resources For Your Employment Search

  • www.vigorindustrial.com: Vigor is the leading provider of shipbuilding, complex fabrication and ship repair and conversion in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
  • Madden Industrial Craftsmen: A premier provider of industrial and construction skilled labor to the Portland/Vancouver and greater Seattle market areas. They are consistently ranked among the Top 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon and have a very active partnership with PCC.
  • www.gowelding.org/welding-jobs: Here you will find welding recruiters and staffing companies specializing in industrial construction and marine welding and fitting jobs. ... Most of the welding is Stick, TIG and FCAW in all kinds of metals. 
  • Jobs for Students and Graduates