School History

Modern Welding School is a private career school at 1842 State Street, Schenectady NY 12304.  The school was founded in 1936 by the late Charles R. Richter for the purpose of providing a faster and more efficient way of teaching welding.

In 1961, the school was sold to the two welding instructors at the time.  During their tenure of ownership they trained hundreds of students in the trade of welding.  In 1981, the school was sold to the present owner, Modern Welding School, Inc.  Over the years the school added new programs to keep up with the ever changing field and in December of 1995 the school was moved to its present location of 1842 State Street in Schenectady, NY.  

Our School History

Modern Welding School is licensed by the New York State Education Department, approved by the Acces-VR and the New York State Division of Verteran's Affairs for the training of Veterans and other eligible persons.  Modern Welding School is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges since 1984.  The school is also a member of the American Welding Society.

Courses and methods of teaching are very carefully planned and supervised at the Modern Welding School with the thought ever in mind of what industry demands of a welder and cutter entering the field.  All students receive individual training and help in preparation for employment.  

A close record is kept on each individual student so that progress can be determined at any time.  The school, its Director, and teachers take a personal interest in all students and help them in every way to become quality welders in the shortest possible time.  The school also assists in finding gainful employment for graduates.  Some of the latest textbooks and literature on welding and cutting are available to all students.  

Instructors are licensed by the New York State Education Department and have a wide range of experience in the welding field.  Over seventy-five years experience has been amassed by our instructors.  

A student of Modern Welding School is given a Certificate of Completion by the school upon successful completion of training.