The Lincoln Electric Welding School

Lincoln Electric Welding School
​The Lincoln Electric Welding School 

The Lincoln Electric Welding School is the longest operating and most comprehensive welding training facility in the world. Since 1917, the school has trained more than 150,000 men and women in the technology, techniques and safety practices associated with arc welding.

Why Choose The Lincoln Electric Welding School
Work with highly trained and qualified instructors who are committed to your success
• Learn and practice welding in a safe working environment• Receive a Lincoln Electric Welding School graduation certificate upon successful completion of the course• Combine your new welding skills with Lincoln’s excellent reputation in the industry for producing quality students to help improve your chances of landing a great welding job• Network with other students in the welding industry

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All courses are held at the Cleveland location:
The Lincoln Electric Company
22801 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44117-1199

Standard Courses

Intro to Welding 

Basic Plate and Sheet Metal

Pipe Welding

Plasma, Oxyfuel, Alloy and Hardfacing

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW - TIG)

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW - MIG)

Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

Comprehensive Program

Advanced Courses

Motorsports - Basic Materials

Motorsports - Advanced Materials

Basic Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) 

Advanced Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)

Advanced API Pipe Welding


CWI Prep Course, Seminar and Exam

Qualification, Certification and Training

Register online for classes at The Lincoln Electric Welding School:

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School Information

The following information applies to the Lincoln Electric Welding School attendees.


All participants must be 18 years of age or older.

The cafeteria is available to students between the hours of 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. and between 10:50 and 11:20 a.m.

No welding or grinding will be allowed when the blowers are "OFF". Welding is restricted to the welding "arm" in the booth. Do NOT weld on the tabletops.

Legal Holidays
The Welding School is open 51 weeks a year. Closed days are: Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Attendance Policy
Students must be in attendance for at least 80% of each program attempted to successfully complete that program.

Passing Requirements
During and at the end of each program, written tests and welding samples will be tested to determine the student's ability to successfully complete and pass each program. Weld samples are tested to AWS, ASME and API welding codes. Written tests are graded on the following scale:

100 – 90% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
59% or < = F and will NOT pass the school's standards.

Making a Payment
Contact Danette Janecek at216-383-2259.

To File a Grievance
To file a grievance, all students should personally submit a written complaint to the Manager of Training and schedule an appointment to discuss the complaint. If a student is not satisfied with the results of the discussion, he or she has the right to file a formal complaint with the Ohio State Board at:

The State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
35 East Gay Street, Suite 403
Columbus, OH 43215-3183
Phone: 614-466-2752
Fax: 614-466-2219
Toll Free: 877-275-4219

Registration Number 71-02-0059T

Spare Time Activities
There are many interesting things to do in Cleveland during your free time. Cleveland is home to three professional sports teams. You can enjoy the Cleveland Orchestra, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Cleveland Art Museum and Gardens. Water sports, live theater and other entertainment are also available to enjoy.

If you would like to receive a complete directory of things to see and do in Cleveland, call the Ohio Tourism and Travel Bureau at 800-BUCKEYE. You can also find information online

Refund Policy
A registered student who withdraws before the first class will not receive a refund of the registration fee.

For students who attend part of a class then withdraw, refunds shall be made per the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools' policy for "clock hour" programs in accordance with the following procedures:

1. A student who starts class and withdraws before it is 15% completed will be obligated for 25% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the registration fee.

2. A student who starts class and withdraws after it is 15% complete but before it is 25% completed will be obligated for 50% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the registration fee.

3. A student who starts class and withdraws after it is 25% complete but before it is 40% completed will be obligated for 75% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the registration fee.

4. A student who starts class and withdraws after it is 40% completed will not be entitle to a refund of the tuition fees.

A student's withdrawl date used to calculate refunds shall be the student's last date of attendance in the class.

Your Diploma - a Source of Pride and Accomplishment
Ask any of the graduates of the Lincoln Electric Welding School about their training. They will tell you Lincoln Electric trained people have practical training as well as theory. Lincoln Electric graduates have made a tremendous reputation for the school and the diploma you will receive will be proof of your accomplishments.

General Information
Where and WhenThe Welding School classes and Technical Training programs are conducted at the Lincoln Electric Company Global Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.Hours are:
Welding School: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Technical Training:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.SafetyAll participants will be required to wear safety footwear and safety glasses with side-shields.Welding SchoolAnkle high leather shoes with safety toes requiredIf wearing glasses, they must be the safety typeTechnical Training ProgramsWe will provide safety gear as needed.

Please Note: Lincoln Electric has an Emergency Plan in place which will be explained to you at the start of the program in the event that an evacuation of the facility is necessary.

Equipment - Welding School

Locks and lockers are furnished. All other equipment is the responsibility of the student. Students should furnish any personal items such as a flashlight, channel locks and helmet. Items such as helmets, lenses, gloves, leathers and caps are available in the school at special student prices. If equipment is purchased at the school, the cost will range from $25 to $250, depending upon the number and the type of article purchased.

Please Note: The school is not responsible for articles left in lockers.

Equipment - Technical Training Programs

Welding accessories like jackets, helmets and gloves will be provided but you may wish to bring your own.

Included in Course Fee - Welding School
Price of classes includes: training handouts, welding consumables, steel practice coupons (also stainless steel and aluminum when applicable) and certificate.

Included in Course Fee - Technical Training Programs
Price of seminar includes: lunch daily, snack at breaks, technical books, training handouts, tours, a group dinner (typically first night of program) and any incidentals.

Participants may use the Lincoln Electric parking lot but must observe our same employee rules:
Do NOT park in areas that are "Reserved"
Do NOT park in areas painted red

Please do NOT make any travel arrangements until your reservation for class has been confirmed. The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport serves the Cleveland area.

No Smoking
The Lincoln Electric Company strictly prohibits smoking on company premises, including the Lincoln Electric Welding School, training lab facilities and the parking lot. Ask instructor for designated smoking area.

Restricted Areas
Unless accompanied by an instructor, ALL areas of the plant are off limits. Furthermore, the Lincoln Electric Welding School or training labs should not be occupied unless accompanied by an instructor.

Personal Conduct
All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a respectable manner at all times. Misconduct such as fighting, use of illegal drugs or alcohol, or carrying of weapons will not be tolerated. Deliberate damage, theft or any vandalism to tools, equipment or facilities will not be tolerated. During class, cellular phones and pagers are asked to be turned off. Appropriate time will be allotted throughout the course for conducting personal business.

Personal Business
Lincoln Electric phones are for company business and therefore should not be used for personal calls. Make all personal calls on the pay phones provided throughout the building.

Cancellation Policy - Technical Training Programs
An enrollment agreement may be cancelled within five calendar days of signing, provided the school is notified of the cancellation in writing. The school shall promptly refund in full all tuition and fees paid pursuant to the enrollment egreement. This provision does not apply when the student has already started classes.

Contact InformationThe Lincoln Electric Company
22801 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44117-1199

The Lincoln Electric Welding School

Technical Training Department
Toll Free:886-635-4709

Hotel Information

Hotel Information
For Welding School Attendees

For out-of-town students, we have provided a list of local accommodations for your convenience. Housing with available shuttle service is noted. Please make arrangements in advance of your arrival to Cleveland. Meals are available at nearby restaurants. Lincoln Electric's cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch at very reasonable prices.

Doubletree - Downtown Cleveland
1111 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-241-5100
Ask for Lincoln Electric Rate
Includes free hot breakfast buffet

Residence Inn - Mentor
5660 Emerald Court
Mentor, OH 44060
Phone: 440-392-0800
Full kitchen
Doubletree - Cleveland Beachwood
3663 Park East Drive
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 216-464-5950
Ask for Lincoln Electric Rate
16 miles from Lincoln Electric

Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
1260 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-615-7500
Shuttle service available
Gates Mills Place
6807 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Hts., OH 44124
Apartment Complex
Contact: Cheri Ashcraft
Phone: 216-310-5740
Exclusive to Comprehensive Students

Fox Run & Parkway Apartments
Willoughby, OH 44094
Newly Remodeled 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites
Contact: Kim
Phone: 440-840-4566 
Great Amenities
Ask about special discount rate
Hilton Garden Inn - Cleveland Mayfield
700 Beta Drive
Mayfield, OH 44143
Phone: 440-646-1777
Ask for Lincoln Electric Rate
9 miles from Lincoln Electric
Corporate Lodging
Located in Lake County
Contact: Patty
Phone: 1-800-455-1910

Radisson - Eastlake
35000 Curtis Boulevard
Eastlake, OH 44095
Shuttle service available

Indian Creek: 440-466-8191
Heritage Hills: 440-298-1311
Willow Lake: 440-466-0150
Kenisee Grand River: 440-466-2320
Residence Inn - Beachwood
3628 Park East Drive
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone 216-831-3030 or
Fax: 216-831-3232

Students also have the option of staying in rooms being rented by homeowners:

For Technical Training Program Attendees
A block of rooms are reserved at one of the following hotels for each seminar. After registering online,you must contact the hotel directly to make your specific room reservations. Lincoln Electric has negotiated a discounted rate.

Doubletree - Downtown Cleveland
1111 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Ask for Lincoln Electric Rate
Daily rate includes free hot breakfast buffet
Approximately 11 miles from Lincoln Electric

Wyndham Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare
1260 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Shuttle service available
Approximately 11 miles from Lincoln Electric

Radisson - Eastlake
35000 Curtis Boulevard
Eastlake, OH 44095
Shuttle service available
Approximately 7 miles from Lincoln Electric

Learn what Lincoln Electric knows about Motorsports welding. You will work side by side other students who are involved in different aspects of the Motorsports industry, giving you a chance to interact and learn firsthand from their experiences as well.

Basic Course

Motorsports - Basic Materials

Advanced Course

Motorsports - Advanced Materials


Welding Instructors
Lincoln Electric Welding School instructors are well experienced in teaching methods as well as in hands-on skills. With more than 100 years of experience and many types of certifications, Lincoln instructors offer helpful hints and techniques that they have learned over the years so that students are able maximize their experience while at the school.

For additional information, please contact Danette Janecek at:216-383-2259.

Lyle Binns

Joe Kolasa

Lyle Binns

Olivia Boylan

Dave Ennis

Karl Hoes

Lyle Binns 

Olivia Boylan

Dave Ennis

 Karl Hoes

Charlie LaRiche

Bill Miller

Scott Slagle

Alex Tocco

Charlie LaRiche 

Bill Miller

Scott Slagle

 Alex Tocco 

Contact And Tour Information

Lincoln Electric Welding School
22801 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44117-1199
Phone: 216-383-2259
Fax: 216-383-8088

Welding School Tours*
Offered Tues, Wed, Thurs
from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
*By appointment only

Please contact the school for more information.