great stuff to see a young bloke so keen to get into welding
we had the sad state to have to put a young fella off today at work because
he just didn't want to learn the trade we had put 12 months in to him and he still didn't want to learn 3 tradesmen took him aside and tryed to teach him the basic's the next day we were back to square one

I wish you well in following your goal I've been a welder for 30 yrs and still love it
people will put sh*t on you for being a welder but they always give you a call when they need something welded

I can't say much on the wages side as how welders are classed over there
to what they are here in Australia

once again good luck and hope you do well