Meet Your Welding Instructors

With over a century of combined experience getting their hands dirty and guiding others over the course of their careers, the welding instructors and team here at Ready Arc is what sets us apart.

A passion for excellence in all things welding is what drives them, and they dedicate every day to equipping every individual who comes through the door with the tools they need for a long and successful career in the trade.

Want to hear what our students say about this dream team? Read some of their stories here.


Jason provides direction for Ready Arc and is dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of new teaching methods and certifications. He spends most of his time managing behind the scenes and ensuring that the needs of today’s students and industry are exceeded as Ready Arc continues to evolve. He often teaches as a welding instructor for our beginner welding program, so he's always interacting with our students and in tune with their needs.

Jason holds Red Seal Qualifications as a Welder, Steel Fabricator, and Ironworker. He is a CWB Level 2 Weld Inspector (CSA178.2) with endorsements and holds a Certificate of Competency as a Welding Examiner from ABSA.

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Jason Martin, President and Welding Instructor ,with students at Ready Arc Training and Testing
Jason Martin, President and Welding Instructor ,with students at Ready Arc Training and Testing
Steve Borda, welding instructor, with student at Ready arc Training & Testing

Steve Borda

General Manager & Welding Instructor

Steve oversees the day-to-day here at Ready Arc. His extensive resume boasts over 30 years of experience in welding and fabrication, and many years spent instructing, training, and supervising in a variety of areas including welding, mining, and construction. As a welding instructor, Steve's vast experience is absolutely priceless.

Steve also holds numerous safety certifications that contribute to the success of our students. Steve is Red Seal Certified, an F4 Qualified Welder, and a CWB Level 1 Weld Inspector (CSA178.2) with a B31.3 endorsement.

Steve Boprda, welding instructor, with student at Ready Arc Training
Steve Boprda, welding instructor, with group of students at Ready Arc Training

Shop Welding Instructor

Butch is our primary welding instructor in the shop, and is also known as the “metal magician” by our students. He oversees all of the practical training for our pre-employment students as well as all journeymen training. He’s a highly skilled welder with knowledge of virtually every welding process.

His mild and patient manner and over 40 years of experience as a welder, ironworker, and welding instructor make him the perfect fit for the Ready Arc team.