Training & Education

As long as you're a hard worker, it is easy to work your way up, with or without a college education. Many companies offer on-the-job training and may even help you pay to take college courses.

There are several schools in the area that offer training and degree programs important to starting a career in the stainless steel industry. The wide variety gives you the opportunity to find the right program, location, and pace to fit you.

Ozarks Technical Community College
Certificate & Associates Degree programs available
Welding Technology Program
Drafting and Design Technology Program
Machine Tool Technology Program
Manufacturing Program

Midwest Technical Institute
30-40 week training programs
Journeyman Welder
Journeyman Welder II

Scott Regional Technology Center
Two year training program
Welding Technology Program

Missouri University of Science & Technology
Engineering degree programs
Electrical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metalurgical Engineering

Brie working

There are over 30 stainless steel manufacturing companies 
in the Springfield region. These collectively employ about 2,500 skilled workers.