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While Jimmy Byrd has been working as a welder since the age of 18, his daughter Kristin took a very different path before entering the family welding business

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The welding program at Flint Hills Technical College continues to grow by leaps and bounds, expanding from an 11,000 square foot space to a 14,000 square foot space. The most recent class included 19 students, prompting instructors to add an additional booth to the 18 booths at the school.

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Kelli Gilliam often went against the normal expectations for her, playing trumpet when all of the girls in her class played flute. When her father asked her to tag along to a welding class, she began to learn about what would become her future career.

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Welding has proven to be a surprising but fulfilling career for many high school students, and Samantha Petrosino, 18, switched from the cheerleading squad and sports to a career in welding. Petrosino avoided classes that didn’t particularly interest her in high school, but her welding

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Water patrol deputy Chris Guise spends his days patrolling the waters of his parish, going between wetlands and waterways, but in his off time, he spends hours welding in his shop at home. Guise has been welding since he was a teenager, and he would

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Welding played a big role in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in San Diego, where welding students at San Diego Continuing Education fabricated a massive image of Martin Luther King Jr. The float contained a massive die-cut steel sign that included an impression


Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Business owner Rick Reuter became a certified welder at the age of 20. By the following year he had fabricated his own rental boiler that became a critical part of his new business: Power Mechanical Inc. Reuter has built the company from the ground up,

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When Lorianne Tavenor-Wilson won the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation post secondary award along with a $2,000 check, it marked a milestone for the hardworking married mother of two who is in the midst of a career change after leaving high school early to pursue a

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Kory Fontes remembers crying during her first welding lesson with her father at the age of ten. Those days are long gone as she has now joined her father, Mike Fontes, as a fellow welding instructor in Cuesta College’s welding education program.

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A ‘Girls-Only’ trade class at Oregon’s Sherwood High School attracted over 120 students, which was double the expected enrollment. The class is called ‘Imagine, Design, & Build It, No Boyz Allowed’ and goes by the acronym NBA. The class, which has been offered since 2009,

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Welding students in Minnesota’s Anoka Technical College are being recruited to join union apprenticeship programs before they even graduate. In fact, 23 students have already been accepted from the college’s current class. 

Resources to Help You Find a Welding Job

If you are a new welder or are just a few years into your career, your ability to find a job in the industry looks hopeful. According to the US Department of Labor, the average age of welders working today is 54. This means that