Byers Technical Institute

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Accelerated Welding


Pipe/Mechanical Trade Welding


Combination Pipe Welding


Tuitions & Fees


Forming a nightly welding class for our Accelerated/Combination Pipe Welding Programs. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday evenings with a minimum of 5 students required to hold classes. Small class size, hands-on training with experienced instructors. For more information contact Byers Technical Institute at 540.258.1028 or fill out a contact form on our website.

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Student To Instructor Ratio 12:1

Classes Starting Monthly!

Byers Technical Institute is conveniently located in beautiful and historic Rockbridge County









Alleghany Highlands




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Here at Byers Technical Institute, we're dedicated to providing top-notch education and hands-on training to aspiring welders like you. With programs like Accelerated Welding, Combination Pipe Welding, Pipe/Mechanical Trade Welding, and Introduction To Welding, you are sure to find your fit! 

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Introduction To Welding - This course is designed for Hobbyists, DIY home projects or individuals with little knowledge of the practical and theory skills to use the above welding process safely.

Oxy Cutting, SMAW (Stick), GMAW (MIG), GTAW (TIG)

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Byers Technical Institute is conveniently located in beautiful and historic Rockbridge County. Contact us or apply online today at

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Employment Assistance -

Byers Technical Institute develops and maintains relationships with employers to determine hiring needs and to help facilitate the employment of graduates in their field of study. BTI Career Services offers assistance in resume preparation, interview techniques, career/job market research, and job leads.

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🔥 Ignite Your Passion for Welding! 🔥

Unleash your creativity and master the art of welding with our exciting welding classes at Byers Technical Institute! 🛠️💡

👨‍🏭 Dive into the World of Welding: Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your skills, our classes cater to all levels. Learn the fundamentals, advanced techniques, and the secrets of mastering the welding craft.

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The purpose of Byers Technical Institute is to respond to the educational and training needs of the communities we serve through cooperative efforts with businesses, schools, organizations, government, students, and prospective employers. BTI provides educational opportunities through curricula in practical technical programs that are designed to prepare a student for direct entry into the workplace upon successful completion of the program. We offer up-to-date programs while providing a great foundation on which students can build a career. Contact us or visit to apply today!

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The mission of Byers Technical Institute is to promote excellence in career and technical studies and increase the opportunity for certification in a skilled trade.  The long-range mission is to promote and develop a higher standard of craftsman throughout the state of Virginia. Find out more today at

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All of our instructors are well-qualified and are committed to seeing you achieve your career goals. From your first day of class, you will see that your instructor has a genuine interest in your success. We offer a student/teacher ratio of 12:1. Skilled trade jobs are in high demand, start your career in less than 12 months!

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Welding training is skills-based, and is continually updated to reflect the best industrial practices. We follow specific performance objectives and programs are designed to meet specific criteria for each phase of training. We use four proven forms of instruction.

1. Lecture/discussion with audio visual aids to introduce key concepts.
2. Demonstration to model proper technique.
3. Supervised individual practice with one-on-one instructor coaching to give students an opportunity to incorporate new skills.
4. Systematic practical and written testing to ensure that students have mastered key concepts and skills. Weld testing (fracturing, bending or sectioning) is a major part of each skill course to help overcome the fear of on-the-job qualification tests.  Activities include classroom instruction, lab practice, simulated work environments, and actual job site experience.

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Congratulations to Jason VanBrotcklin, Derick Williams, and Austin Woodson! Want to be one of our graduates? Fast-track your career and apply today! Skilled trade jobs are in high demand, start your career in less than 12 months! 

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The Accelerated Welding Program is an eight (8) module course that will prepare a student with little or no welding experience for an entry-level structural, fabrication welding position in a fabrication workplace or in the commercial/industrial construction field. This program also allows students who have previous welding experience to begin training at their level of experience by completing or challenge testing the entry-level modules and continuing their training in eight (8) additional elective advanced welding modules. These additional modules focus on pipe welding and advanced blueprint reading skills and will prepare students for an entry-level pipe welding position in the commercial/industrial construction field. Students will train in the Byers Technical Institute welding lab for 32 hours per week for a total of 14 weeks. At the successful conclusion of this program, the student will take two (2) welding certification exams (ASME/AWS). Students who successfully complete the program will also receive an industrial/extended boom forklift operator certification and a 10-hour OSHA training certification.

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Pipe/Mechanical Trade Welding Program

Classes will begin on the first Monday of each month (excluding holidays)
Piping/Mechanical Trades Welding Program is a 40-week/1344 contact hour welding program which includes 23 individual modules that will prepare a student to enter the welding field at the Journeyman level. At the completion of the program the student will take two (2) Structural and two (2) Pipe welding AWS certification test. Students successfully completing the program will also receive a Forklift Operator certification, First Aid CPR certification, and a 10-hour OSHA training certification.

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Congratulations to Adam Stoner, Eric Thompson, and Madee Turay! Want to be one of our graduates? Fast-track your career and apply today! Skilled trade jobs are in high demand, start your career in less than 12 months! 

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Financing for programs may be available through grants, scholarships, non-federal private loans, local banks and other agencies including Vocational Rehabilitation and TAP.

Workforce Funding (WIA)

We are a State approved vendor for the Workforce Program that offers training resources for those who qualify. The program is administered through your local unemployment office. If you have been laid off, receiving unemployment or SNAP benefits, contact a BTI admissions representative to point you in the right direction.

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