The Welding Technology & Training Center

Welding Knowledge for a New Era


The Lincoln Electric Welding Technology & Training Center (WTTC) is a 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility on our Euclid, Ohio campus that is dedicated to training educators, industry leaders and skilled trade workers in the craft and science of welding. As an internationally recognized foundation for the development of best practices in welding education, the WTTC features 166 welding and cutting booths, a virtual reality training lab, a 100-seat auditorium and extensive seminar and welding classroom space to advance technical skills.

Our curriculum and programs are designed to meet the needs of industry by addressing every segment of the skills and knowledge spectrum – from basic welding and teaching concepts up through the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies.

Whether you’re an up-and-coming student seeking basic certification, a veteran tradesman, or a manufacturing leader who recognizes the importance of staying ahead of the technology curve, there’s a place for you at the Lincoln Electric Welding Technology & Training Center and a course or a program that will fit your needs.

The WTTC Offers Multiple Opportunities to:

  • Work with highly trained and qualified welding instructors who are committed to your success
  • Learn and practice welding in a safe working environment
  • Earn a Lincoln Electric Welding School graduate certificate
  • Network with other students and professionals in the welding industry
  • Improve your chances for landing a financially rewarding and personally satisfying job as a welder

Lincoln Electric Welding School opens. Longest operating welding school in the world.


Established the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation – publisher of books and organizer of welding competitions.


Numerous welding process guides, design and application documents.


VRTEX® Introduction – Industry’s first virtual reality welding simulation trainer.


Education Portal – Welding Industry’s first online 24/7 portal with discounted pricing on welding electrode and supplies for qualified schools.


U/LINC®-- Industry’s first comprehensive curriculum Learning Management System from a welding equipment manufacturer.


U/LINC®-- Lincoln Electric announces $30 million investment for a new Welding Technology Center on its Euclid, Ohio campus.


Lincoln Electric holds open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on March 21 to celebrate the grand opening of its new Welding Technology & Training Center in Cleveland. The event highlights Lincoln’s expanded educational offering and commemorates the centennial anniversary of its welding school, the longest-running welding school in the world.