In the Making: People’s Inclusive Welding

October 12, 2023

“What I love about welding is that I can harness energy and melt metal into things that I want it to be. It’s very meditative when you do it correctly.”

On Thursday, October 12, 2023, we hosted a virtual conversation with members of People’s Inclusive Welding, which offers a safe and supportive environment for underserved and underrepresented communities to learn a skilled trade and become empowered blue collar workers.

Offering structural welding intensive courses with resources for job recruitment in South Portland, Maine, they aim to reshape the culture and demographics of New England’s blue collar industry by guiding well trained tradespeople into employment where they can find career success and become healthy and happy human beings.

Lead instructor Jo Remillard and three members of the welding intensive program joined us to discuss the organization’s history, their successes, and goals for the future.

“In the Making” is a public programs series where we connect with a range of new voices, fields, and perspectives. Learn more and view a full list of events on the series homepage.

With thanks to our underwriters

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Holt & Bugbee
Adams + Beasley Associates

Feinmann, Inc.
Platt Builders

Columbia Contracting Corp.
F.H. Perry Builder
Firestone & Parson Inc.
Inland Underwriters Insurance Agency