Employment, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Instructional Program (CIP)
People's Inclusive Welding (PIW) is a nonprofit school in South Portland geared towards teaching underrepresented communities how to weld. The majority demographic of our students has been women and LGBTQ+ people. We aim to curate a safe and supportive environment for these folks to learn a skilled trade, as well as arm them with industry specific safety training and knowledge on their rights as workers.
Students receive support once employed to test their welding skills per the employers' requirements. Students may opt to take AWS certification tests as well.
Program Length (Weeks)
WIOA Approved Program
20 Park Ave, South Portland, Maine
4 - Coastal Counties Local Area 4
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
PIW is still in its starting phase. As we work to gain sustainable funding, we have been successful in crowd sourced funding, enough so that we have been able to offer sliding scale tuition options for many students. We are working towards more perennial funding options such as grants and government assistance, but at this time we are getting by with help from the community.
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$4,000.00 This tuition amount covers the cost for materials and consumables needed for training.
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost