Welding: Skills to Spark a Solid Path to Work - View the video

Dan Crifase

Dan Crifase
CWI & Welding Instructor
Blackhawk Technical College

6004 S CTY RD G
Janesville, WI 53546

Website: www.blackhawk.edu

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Education and Training
  • Manufacturing

Daniel Crifase has an extensive career in the field of welding, beginning in his early stages as a welding/fabricator on the job for Midwest manufacturers and advancing to his current status as a Certified Welding Inspector and a Certified Welding Educator through the American Welding Society. Dan’s current work in the field is varied. He works as a Certified Welding Inspector for A.R.K. Welding Inspection Services where he performs welding inspections, develops welding procedures, and trains and certifies welders in industry. Formerly, Dan also worked in-house as a CWI for Steelwind Industries in Oak Creek. Since 2006, Dan has also been involved in helping educate others about the welding industry. He currently is a Welding Instructor at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, Wis., teaching a variety of welding classes from basic to advanced pipe welding. Dan previously was a welding instructor at Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn and Racine. As well, he was previously an instructor in the State of Wisconsin Corrections system, teaching incarcerated students skills to help them garner and maintain employment upon their release. As a member of the American Welding Society, Dan holds the position as Chairman of Section 32 in District 12 (Racine-Kenosha) and is responsible for establishing industrial contacts, providing enrichment for members, and generally help advance the image of welding to the public. Dan has also been honored as the AWS District 12’s CWI of the Year for 2011. As well, Dan currently is the advisor for the AWS Student Chapter at Blackhawk Technical College.

Even as some work sectors have seen a slow down due to lingering economic issues, welding continues to be an area with great job opportunities. Becoming a welder is a skilled trade that takes a lot of hands-on training and experience to master. Dan Crifase is a Certified Welding Inspector and technical school instructor who shares his work experience under the welding hood. Dan offers up guidance to help you get on a path to a solid career as a welder in a wide range of industries in Wisconsin and across the globe. (Running Time 20:56)