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Manufacturing and Welding


Looking to train, retrain and/or certify your welders? Technicians? Machinists? You have come to the right place!

Develop Your Talent With Training

It is easy and affordable to train or certify your employees at the Bill J. Priest (BJP) Institute for Economic Development. Plug your employees into current training programs, or create your own new, customized program. We can set up the classes at our place or we can come to your facility to train.

Note: The below programs are offered at the Bill J. Priest Institute and accredited through Dallas College.

Areas of focus include:



Texas employs more welders than any other state, many of whom are based in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. At Bill J. Priest, welders have a place to train, retrain and/or become AWS certified.

View FAQ's about the welding program from business and industry leaders looking to train their employees.


Industrial Maintenance/Mechanics

Diagnostics, repair, service — your mechanics are responsible for keeping your equipment operating at peak efficiency. Help them stay on top of their game with hands on, advanced training.



Today automation is part of most manufacturing and assembly processes. Realizing automation to its full potential, however, requires talent to work alongside the technology. Ensure the skills of your workers continue to advance as your technology advances. Your productivity depends on it.


CNC Machining

For strong performance, CNC machinists must constantly build, polish and perfect their skills — from mechanical and mathematical skills (ex: machine operation and CAD technology) to technical skills (ex: metalworking). Offer your employees on-the-job training that takes them to the next level.


Looking to train your employees in an area that is not listed above?

We can do that too! Tell us your training needs and we will make certain they are met. Areas of training include everything from logistics to business administration.

American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility

Certify Your Welders

We are the only AWS Accredited Test Facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex!

What does this mean?

Get Started Today

Ready to save your business time and money (while increasing productivity and getting ahead of your competition)? Advance your employees’ skills with specialized training, industry certification(s), and/or the path to a higher education credential.

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