Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World
In some US cities, welding jobs are so plentiful there are classes opening up just to train new people for the field. Set your eyes on the Welding Jobs section for more information on welding opportunities springing up around the country. That section and more make up this edition of the Roundup. Enjoy!
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Less than one percent of certified welders in the U.S. are women, even though the job is described as high wage/high demand. That is something a local community college would like to see change.
My guest today is artist and sculptor, Dede Harris…I'd like to talk about your most recent passion for welding. It's a surprising choice for a woman, and especially a more mature one. Where did your interest come from?
Two female Rotherham college students have shown true girl power in the world of welding by securing full-time jobs after their apprenticeships.
Kathi Borrego delights in turning pieces of scrap metal into works of recycled art.
She takes horseshoes and roller chains and transforms them into metal sculptures — usually of birds.
Eisenhower High School's welding classroom is filled with industrial equipment: masks, torches, and powerful shears and saws for cutting metal.
Colorful metal flowers and metal mermaids are only some of the things adorning the walls and tables at Keeley’s Cafe, Bakery and Cakes, 428 Market St., Lewisburg. Patrons currently can enjoy the art exhibit from Timothy Phillips while they grab something sweet.
A welding skills class is planned at the James Valley Career and Technology Center.
This two-week curriculum is open to anyone 18 years of age or older interested in learning the basics of welding.
Lincoln Electric will spend $40 million to renovate its facility in Euclid, adding 200 jobs over three years and bringing a company here from Baltimore.
A new four-week basic welding training program at John Wood Community College is opening a pipeline for area manufacturers seeking skilled workers for dozens of open positions.
Timken High School welding instructor Richard Thomas theorizes the current dearth of trained/certified welders can be traced to the advent of the computer.
There are plenty of jobs here in Idaho, and across the nation that can't be filled because there's not enough skilled welders, electricians, or technicians to fill them. Trades are the biggest gap, in the skills gap.
Fifty students from the Sanford Regional Technical Center (SRTC) are heading to the State SkillsUSA competition in Bangor next month.
Welding Gone Wrong
Firefighters spent more than an hour and a half extinguishing a blaze that ignited inside an exhaust system at Camaco manufacturing center on the 3400 block of River Industrial Park Road, according to Capt. Tom Baker.
A person welding in a patio workshop unintentionally caused a fire that destroyed one home and damaged another Wednesday night in Salt Lake, Honolulu fire investigators said.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s old gas lines are riddled with potentially lethal weld flaws, and new welding that the company's crews did during pipeline testing last year is suspect, two veteran welders told state regulators this week.
Thieves have targeted a welding firm in Wolverhampton for the third time in as many months, stealing thousands of pounds worth of equipment.