Another week has come to a close as we draw nearer to 2012. Chatter about virtual reality creating welding jobs, articles on new welding courses, and more are all in this edition of the “Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy!
According to Dalton Walker, his skill at welding comes naturally to him because it runs in the family.
"I've always liked building things ever since I was little," Dalton said. "So, when my dad started his welding business, I was all for it. I learned a lot from him."
Ed Kordys' welding work had included space capsule antennas and aircraft engine parts, so he knew something was different when his project manager assigned him to work on fuses for several new Harpoon anti-ship missiles.
ESAB Welding and Cutting Products introduces ICE technology. ICE is a submerged arc welding technology that enhances productivity by using an Integrated Cold Electrode, according to ESAB.
These days, it seems like there's a video game that simulates just about everything. But at one local community college, students are using virtual reality to help them learn real skills.
"We don't need any more American Idols," Joel Leonard said flatly. "We need more welders."
GCA Trades Academy is starting a new welding class on Saturday.
Ernie Candoleta, a certified welding instructor of the National Center for Construction Education and Research, will teach the class, according to the GCA Trades Academy press release.
High school students across the state begin preparing for the First Robotics Competition with the help of welding students from EvCC, who took the high school students under their wings during a welding workshop to show them a few pointers.
There are a lot of winners in this story: Damon Putman’s welding students at Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg, the firefighters who report to Dulles International Airport for FAA regulated training at the Live Fire Training Center and the taxpayers.
Welding Gone Wrong
Jayson Martinez had a rough week in his Tulsa Welding School class.
"They called me into the office and told me I was withdrawn from school," said Martinez.
A welding unit is believed to be the cause of a fire at an NDSU repair shop building.