Lincoln Electric

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Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 60 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company's website at www.lincolnelectric.com.


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Lincoln Electric Education Partner Schools (LEEPS) Program

LEEPS Program

Moving by LEEPS and Bounds

Lincoln Electric Education Partner Schools (LEEPS) Welding Certification Program. The LEEPS program, in partnership with NC3, provides schools with a complete suite of portable, stackable industry recognized welding certifications. LEEPS supports welding schools and training programs throughout the nation with the most comprehensive and relevant welding education tools and resources available for advancing skill levels and the preparation needed to succeed in specific fields.

Value Certifications Play in Workforce Economy

Certifications earned through the LEEPS program ensure that students are gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful in the industry. Employers can be assured that job candidates with these certifications are fully qualified and job ready. The key is to be in constant communication with industry to confirm that the content and certifications offered are aligned with workforce needs.

Value of the Partnership

NC3 works closely with the schools to get them onboarded and provide support throughout the program. Through the LEEPS program, participating schools have access to Lincoln’s comprehensive online curriculum. Participating instructors benefit from NC3’s Train the Trainer events, where they become fully prepared to issue certifications to eligible students.

Future of the Partnership

In addition to the current curriculum and certification offerings available, the LEEPS program will expand to include more content such as print reading, thermal cutting, and math and measurements. Further growth would see the LEEPS program being expanded to international offerings.

Transform your Program

The LEEPS program, in partnership with NC3, provides schools with a complete suite of portable, stackable industry recognized welding certifications. LEEPS supports welding schools and training programs throughout the nation with the most comprehensive and relevant welding education tools and resources available for advancing skill levels and the preparation needed to succeed in specific fields.


List of Certifications Offered


⇥ Download the Lincoln and NC3 LEEPS Certification Program Brochure


Introduction
  • Welding Safety*
  • Principles of Welding*
  • Introduction Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Introduction Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Introduction Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Introduction Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Thermal Cutting: Oxyacetylene
  • Thermal Cutting: Plasma
  • Thermal Cutting: Carbon Arc Gouging

* Certificate of knowledge included with select certification packages.


Advanced
  • Basic Welding Print Reading
  • Welding Math & Measurement
  • Pipe Welding: ASME & API (Summer 2021)
  • Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Advanced Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) (coming soon)

Pauline Foks

NC3 Program Manager | Lincoln Electric

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Where Can I Use These Certifications?

  • Assemblers and Fabricators
  • Machinists, Tool, and Die Makers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Boilermakers
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Oil Rigs
  • Underwater Welding
  • Military Support
  • Industrial Shutdown Welding
  • Shipbuilding & Repair
  • Motorsports
  • Pipelines

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Overview of the LEEPS Program

The LEEPS program, in partnership with NC3, provides schools with a complete suite of portable, stackable industry recognized welding certifications. LEEPS supports welding schools and training programs throughout the nation with the most comprehensive and relevant welding education tools and resources available for advancing skill levels and the preparation needed to succeed in specific fields.

Visit our education site at www.Education.LincolnElectric.com/LEEPS.


  • The student can go anywhere in the country and get the same education that’s provided by Lincoln Electric. We know we’re putting out great welders.
    Greg Gonzales
    Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Ca.