Albany Weld Trade School is the premier Welding Trade School on the West Coast. We are Oregon's only licensed Weld Career Trade School. Our Oregon Department of Education License number is #1712. The school is located in Charleston, Oregon which is located at the ocean entrance to Coos Bay. Surrounded by a beautiful bay, lush emerald forests and the mighty Pacific Ocean, Coos Bay continues to celebrate its history in shipbuilding, lumber products and tradition as the regional hub for Oregon's south coast. Coos Bay is a proud community with a rich heritage and “can-do” attitude.

The class size is limited to four to six students per class session; this enables the instructor to give optimum attention to each student. The instructor has many years of fabrication and construction experience. The instructor knows what is expected of the students upon graduation as they move into the real working world. Weekly emphasis is placed upon finding and keeping the best paying job. The class schedule includes four days of five hours each in the welding booth. The fifth day is devoted to reading, assignments and job search. 

Besides the State Career School Cirriculum we also offer drop-in skills upgrade, training, testing and welding certifications. In addition we offer welding inspection services and seminars throughout the United States. Outside training and consultation are available. We assist many firms and contractors with meeting engineering and State Transportation Boards requirements for pre-qualified records, work procedure specifications, and personnel and procedure training.