SUmmer Welding BootCamp 2022 IS RECRUITING!

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 TEACHing PITTSBURGH Youth HOW TO CREATE ART THROUGH WELDING

That’s the quick and dirty. But our organization does so much more. We inspire young welders to explore their creative expression through technical training, teamwork, collaboration, and character building.

Youth Programming

                           IAW will continue and expand upon the success                                                of the Mobile Sculpture Workshop by providing a                                         unique arts-driven experience to the youth of Pittsburgh.                             Students experiencing an arts education tend to have higher                    GPA’s and lower drop-out rates.

Workforce Development

          Skilled welders are in growing demand in the region. The                                     artistic programming of the IAW will expose students to                                   potential careers in welding, fabrication, and technical fields.                           We anticipate partnering with local trade schools to help                         feed their pipeline for students.

Hazelwood Engagement

           With a new workshop located in Hazelwood, IAW has the                                       opportunity to serve as a permanent resource and hub                                         for the community, helping to address the needs for                                                access, professional arts exposure, and technical                      training programs.

Artist Resource

            IAW intends to foster arts collaboration by inviting artists from                         across the country to share studio space in the Hazlewood facility,                   showcase their work, and assist in teaching their craft and skills                 to program participants, both youth and adults.

50
Students
4800
Class Hours
8
Art Installations
$305K
Funds Raised

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