Our Dedicated Team

Richard Hope
CEO

American Welding Society – Certified Welding Inspector, Certified Welding Educator, B. S. Degree in Finance from LSU. Welding since 1975

 

 

Jeremy Toups
Project manager / quality control

10 years of Metallurgy  experience with extensive work in all the four major welding disciplines.

 

 

OUR VISION

Advanced Welding School is located in Walker, La. and specializes in equipping students with exceptional training and getting them hired– faster. Upon completing the fast-tracked curriculum only offered by AWS, graduates will be American Welding Society tested and become Certified Welders.

 

WORKFORCE READY TRAINING

Advanced Welding School’s unique learning environment will teach workplace values exactly the same as found in all fabrication facilities that employ welders. We will focus on teaching you how to obtain a job and keep it for as long as you want it! AWS’ format trains certified welders that can move directly into the workplace and start earning money.

 

BETTER TRAINING, LESS TIME

Advanced Welding School’s unique course format focuses on specific welding disciplines offering a portfolio of up to 16 course options at different levels in all of the four major disciplines. Our longest course is only 24 weeks.

 

EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS

AWS is the only school in our area who is owned and operated by an American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator. At AWS, we only employ certified teachers that have many years of welding and teaching experience.