The biggest advantage of KWI is the quick turnaround from start to placement. In less than 6 months of intense training, your welder will be earning a living. Traditional routes require a 2-year commitment, meaning KWI grads earn 18 months more experience and money while their community college peers are still in training. And while community college options may in some cases be free, the ultimate cost is wasted time when graduating students are unable to find employment. As a private sector training option, KWI’s lifeblood is its ability to connect grads with employment. Your welder will be taught how to locate and line up employment, build a strong and impressive resume, and earn certifications that industry respects and seeks. For these reasons, KWI statistics show that over 90% combo pipe grads are employed after graduation..