Metal Fabrication and Welding


The Metal Fabrication and Welding program is designed to prepare students to be skilled fabricators, welders, and sheet metal workers. Instruction includes a range of skill areas, including welder performance qualification tests, small business ownership, sheet metal duct work, creative blacksmithing, ornamental ironwork, and CNC plasma cutting. Since welding is the core of our program, students can expect to learn all facets of welding in structural steel construction, earth moving equipment repair, pipe-line welding, and orbital welding of stainless steel and titanium for biotech applications. In addition to developing a solid foundation in technical skills, the program emphasizes core values, including community service and good citizenship.

Field trips are an integral part of the curriculum in Metal Fabrication. Visits to apprenticeship programs, job sites, local businesses, and colleges show the students their futures in the field. Our students also have the opportunity to enter numerous regional/national welding and creative metal art competitions. This program has proudly produced many champions.

Students who wish to continue their technical metal working education can attend two- or four-year colleges in the metallurgy, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, and metal art areas of study.

Course Offerings:
  • Welder Performance Qualification Tests in the following:

    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW / Stick)

    • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW / Mig)

    • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW / Tig / Heli-arc)

    • Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)

    • Pipe welding in all positions (SMAW and GTAW)

  • Titanium welding (GTAW process)

  • Plasma arc cutting (computer-operated and hand-held)

  • Oxygen acetylene welding (Gas Welding)

  • Brazing

  • Soldering copper and steel

  • Sheet metal layout

  • Decorative copper work

  • Metal cutting

  • Punching and drilling holes in metal

  • Forming metal using power press brakes and rollers

  • Operating power hand tools

  • Operating stationary equipment to shape, form, and bend custom shapes in metal

  • Ornamental iron work / blacksmithing

  • Metal art using new technology

  • Tool making and heat treating


Career Pathway


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Latest Metal Fab

Robert Stewart is the SkillsUSA National Welding Sculpture Gold Medal Winner. Robert is an amazing craftsman and we are very proud.

- First Annual Marlboro STEM Competition
Congratulations to Alex Dorval (MF Senior) for winning second place for his Welding Helmet Light System design.

5/6/21 SkillsUSA State Competition

All of our competing students did an amazing job and we are incredibly proud. Two Metal Fab students were awarded medals at the State Conference. 

Gold Medal Winners:
Robert Stewart - Welding Sculpture (Robert advances to Nationals)

Bronze Medal Winners:
Henry Christensen - Welding

3/4/21 - Our Metal Fabrication students have done an amazing job this year at the SkillsUSA district competition. Congratulations to the following medalists:

Gold Medalists - Continue on to State Competition
Robert Stewart - Welding Sculpture 
Henry Christensen - Welding
Benjamin Lopes - Sheet Metal

Silver Medalists - Continue on to State Competition
Malorie Baldinger - Welding Sculpture 
Ben Nugent - Sheet Metal

Bronze Medalists
Sofia Ramirez-Granick - Welding Sculpture
Roberto Leiva - Sheet Metal

Exhibit Night 12/2/20

Here is the presentation we put together for the event.

12/14/19 Worcester Telegram Article about Metal Fab students involved in a gun buy back to art program.



Metal Fabrication  students fabricate a fish from river scrap metal (World of Welding)

Metal Fabrication students teach Boy Scouts (page 16 World of Welding)

 Mikayla Bradford (page 12) World of Welding article about the "Skills Gap"

 Ethan Purinton (Page 17-18) World of Welding Summer 2014

Alexzandra, a CO2014 student in The World of Welding (Page 14 & 22)

 Mr. Aziz's Stair Project in The World of Welding (Page 22)

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