Anyone used a training company?

  1. Petersworkshop Member

    Cheshire UK
    Can't say who they are as I don't want to look like I'm promoting.
    I want to learn mig welding and just found an academy in Chester that specialises in welding training and certification.
    Has anyone used the services of a company like this?
    I suffer with terrible depression and am desperate to learn a new skill/ hobby.
    I'm looking at converting my garage into a workshop.
    Any help/ advice would be welcome.
    Thank you.
  2. Yamhon Member

    I've had my own bouts of depression and anxiety; I wish you well in handling that.

    I'd consider an introduction to welding course first if you have something like that near you, because you could spend a lot of money on training only to find you're not that keen on it after all or perhaps the training provider just isn't the right fit for you and your circumstances.

    Edit to add: Please share what you do with the forum if you go ahead and convert your garage, I love seeing peoples spaces evolve and I might pick up some ideas too.
    waddycall likes this.
  3. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    See if there’s anyone experienced on here that would be willing to show you a few pointers

    You will learn more from someone that’s done it Day in day out than a college
    Parm likes this.
  4. Ali

    Ali Member

    Hi Pete,

    If it’s the college in Deeside you’re talking about I’ve met the tutors and they seem a good bunch. I’d like to attend one of their courses but haven’t got round to it yet. Coleg Menai down the road has a great setup, but a bit of a hike. I’m on the Wirral, you’d be more than welcome to pop in and have a mess around with my gear to get a taste - a Clarke gas MIG (135te, I think), and R-Tech TIG. I’ve been messing about with the processes for years, you’d only pick up bad habits from me, but you can see what’s involved.

    Yamhon and Parm like this.
  5. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

    Best advice that

    Also will help you decide if it’s for you or not
    Yamhon, stuvy and like this.