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NC3 has some impressive Master Instructors in our ranks and this Instructor Spotlight series aims to highlight the incredibly talented individuals who work with us. We’ll be featuring a new interview in our monthly newsletters, here on our website, and on our social media pages each month.


Aaron Schreiber

NC3 Master Instructor | Lincoln Electric | Gateway Technical College

Aaron Schreiber is a welding instructor at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He is credentialed as an AWS-certified welding inspector and is also a weld test conductor for the state of Wisconsin.



Check out our Q&A session below to learn more about Aaron, his school, how he originally got involved with NC3, being an NC3 Master Instructor, and more!


In the Gateway Technical College Welding program, we help students change their lives by providing training and skills that will build knowledge and careers for future success.  At Gateway Technical College we have a very successful High School Welding Academy program that allows surrounding area high school students to join cohorts and train at the college level and earn their Welding Diploma before graduating High School. Each student has the opportunity to complete eight NC3/Lincoln Electric Welding certifications and at completion, most students have used their earned credentials to continue in welding or directly jump-start a career in industry.

I started using NC3 around 2014 as a High School instructor to help build my knowledge and build my Technical Education classes by adding student certifications and new equipment with the NC3/Snap-on certifications.  With grants and the ability to show my administrators/school board the value of offering industry-recognized certifications in the high school curriculum, it became easier to get funding for equipment and projects that propelled our high school program forward.  Fast forward a few years and I left the high school to work as a Welding Instructor at a local technical school.  Knowing how well certifications had added to student success, I was excited in 2019 to be part of a team that helped partner Lincoln Electric and NC3 together and brought new welding industry certifications to welding education.

My favorite part of being a master instructor is the opportunity to meet new people within the welding industry and learn from them.  The Lincoln Electric Four Process training, for example, is a long dedicated week and is very technical.  I learn so much from the comradeship from other welders and educators.  This networking atmosphere helps everyone build their skills and knowledge.

Being an NC3 master instructor has been a very rewarding experience for me.  I have made connections around the world literally because of this opportunity.  Also, just the insight of new industry technologies that I get excited about and helps me grow as an instructor at my college.

My hobbies usually involve my family of four children.  We all like being outside and our activities are dictated by season. Ice fishing in the winter, maple syrup in the spring, fishing, and hunting in summer and fall.

Seize opportunities to acquire more training and experience — you will grow professionally, and the work will come by itself later. I have always had a hard time missing work to attend a class or seminar. Getting a rewarding job that you truly enjoy is important in having a successful career, and many times I didn’t realize how some career opportunities might lead me to better ones until I finally tried them.


For information on Gateway Technical College, please visit: https://www.gtc.edu/

For information on NC3’s Partner Lincoln Electric, please visit: https://www.nc3.net/partner-lincolnelectric/

For information on NC3’s Train-the-Trainer program, please visit www.nc3.net/training

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