American Fabrication Academy
American Fabrication Academy provides students with hands-on skills required to become marketable candidates for employment in the metal fabrication and welding industry through comprehensive teaching methods provided by our experienced and AWS certified instructors. Everything which we specialize in teaching could be found here in our curriculum tab to answer any potential capability questions you might have about us.
The American Fabrication Academy is a state of the art metal fabrication and welding school in Corona, California. Our trade school boasts small class sizes, and a hands-on stress free learning experience. Centrally located in beautiful Corona, California. Our metal fabrication and welding school is currently scheduling future enrollments. Call to schedule a tour with one of our instructors or fill out a form.
Jason has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from CSUF and has owned/operated several businesses since 2004. He has never suffered a financial loss in his business ventures and works closely with private CPAs Cieslik and Glenn to ensure financial security. He has a passion for working with people young and old, who may be misdirected or lack proper guidance to achieve their goals and dreams. He understands that not all people are offered equal opportunity or guidance in life to be successful contributing members of society. American Fabrication Academy is one of the vehicles used to fulfill this life goal. Jason’s duties as Director, CEO, and CFO of American Fabrication Academy are to oversee the administration of the institution's mission and objectives and have direct supervision of the CAO and COO.
Luke has over 27 years in the welding and fabrication industry. He is American Welding Society (AWS) certified and has 6+ years of metal fabrication teaching experience. With Luke’s years of experience teaching fabrication, he has spent many hours identifying and meeting recruiters from all facets of the metal fabrication industry. Luke served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps Infantry Division for 4 years and is a key component in the recruiting of veterans to be trained and placed in the career of their dreams. In addition to teaching, Luke’s responsibilities include but are not limited to, assisting students in resume writing, interview prep and job search. Luke will aid each student on an individual basis to best locate job opportunities that fit the students' goals.
Marcio is a master fabricator and has more than 25 years’ experience in the welding and fabrication industry, also owning his own motorcycle chassis building company for several years. He is American Welding Society (AWS) certified and has 6+ years of metal fabrication teaching experience. In addition to teaching, Marcio’s responsibilities include but are not limited to, creating curriculum, enforcing school compliance, as well as student orientation. As the school’s CAO, he report to the CEO and is also responsible for the supervision of faculty, development of educational programs and curricula, and implementation of American Fabrication Academy's mission, purpose, and objectives.
Robert is a master fabricator and has more than 23 years in the welding and fabrication industry. He was previously with the Imperial County Sheriff's Office but is now following his passion for teaching. He is American Welding Society (AWS) certified and has 4+ years of metal fabrication teaching experience. In addition to teaching, Robert’s responsibilities include but are not limited to, overseeing day to day operations, equipment maintenance, as well as coordinating monthly staff meetings. He is also primarily responsible for administration of the American Fabrication Academy’s business operations, finance, management, personnel, and contracting for goods, services, or property.
With over 25 years of experience in the fabrication and welding industry, Ronnie’s background in motorsports sets him apart from the other instructors. As the previous owner of a custom truck accessories fabrication shop, Ronnie acquired specialized skills that focused on customized details. He spent several years fabricating in motorsports, circle track, off road, drag race, and road race, to name a few, until the opportunity to teach was presented. Ronnie has been an instructor for 10+ years and is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with his students to prepare them for amazing opportunities in the industry.
A former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, Kyle spent two tours in Afghanistan before ending his 4-year military career and starting in the motorsports industry. After receiving welding and fabrication training from Luke and Marcio, Kyle began his 6-year career in aerospace where he assembled space components for United Launch Alliance and NASA. He also spent some time working part-time from home welding travel trailers, conducting automotive based repairs, and using his CNC plasma table to make custom signs and artwork. He was eventually promoted at work and took on the role of supervisor for the machining of aerospace components for customers including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. Kyle’s experience and knowledge in the industry paired with his professionalism and patience is what makes him an asset to the team.
A University of Redlands Graduate with a degree in Business, Gustavo knows that it takes hard work and dedication to be successful. He has worked as a shift lead at Starbucks, managing a team of several baristas, and as an admissions representative for 8+ years. Gustavo has spent the last few years working with the Skillbridge program at the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms and has been successful in enrolling service members into trade programs that prepare them for today’s workforce.
Heather has 18+ years of experience in an office setting, including maintaining files and databases as well as other office monitoring operations. Her background as a Financial Aid Officer and VA Certifying Official will ensure achievement of American Fabrication Academy’s objectives, mission, and educational programs.