Press Release


GOMACO is Offering an “Earn While You Learn” Welding Program


Ida Grove, IA, USA – GOMACO Corporation in Ida Grove, in cooperation with Iowa Central Community College and OABCIG High School, will be offering an “Earn While You Learn” Welding Program. GOMACO has provided the high school with state-of-the-art, virtual reality, arc welding training simulators and actual welding stations for the educational process.

“We are aware of several individuals who would like to learn the trade of welding and we always welcome skilled labor to our team,” Grant Godbersen, GOMACO Vice President of Manufacturing said. "This is a great opportunity to join one of the premiere workforces in western Iowa and earn while you learn.”

A selected number of applicants will receive full-time employment with GOMACO, paid training, 100 percent paid tuition, and college credits. The goal of the program is to provide a pathway for area men and women to earn their welding certification through an educational curriculum.

Shelly Blunk, the Economic, Workforce Development and Community Education Executive Director for Iowa Central Community College said, “The curriculum will include a basic, entry level of study and then graduate to blueprint reading and a level of welding skill to pass the GOMACO certification requirements.”

This program will begin on January 14. Interested applicants should apply on the GOMACO web site at under the About Us tab. Due to leadership, expansion, and growth, the “Earn While You Learn” program is being offered on a limited basis through GOMACO Corporation,  the leading manufacturer of concrete construction equipment at its worldwide headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa.

GOMACO Corporation ( is the worldwide leader in concrete construction equipment with headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa, USA. GOMACO equipment will slipform concrete streets and highways, airport runways, curb and gutter, sidewalks and recreational trails, safety barrier, bridge parapet, and irrigation canals. Support equipment includes grade trimmers, concrete placers, concrete placer/spreaders, and texturing and curing machines. The company also offers equipment to finish flat slabs, bridges, and slopes. GOMACO will consult on unique concrete paving applications and equipment needs. Products are offered through a worldwide distributor network for local sales, parts and service expertise.