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Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World

How is South Texas College encouraging women to take up male-dominated careers? What’s going on at the welding summer camp held by Monroe High School? Find out the answers to these questions and read up on more about the welding world in this edition of “The Weekly Roundup.” Enjoy!

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Special News

Ladies Night entices female students to male-heavy careers

Elizabeth Robertson understands why manufacturing, welding or plumbing don’t exactly sound like expected career choices for women.

Camp in Monroe welds students to career path

Wearing a head shield, work gloves, and leather jacket, 13-year-old Joe Hawes ran a welding tool to make a seam into a 4-by-6-inch steel plate.

Welders sculpt real nuts-and-bolts art

Laid off last year from their jobs at a wire-and- cable factory in Somerset, Ky., the artistically inclined women — Cook’s into woodwork; Parson paints — returned to Bradenton, enrolled at Manatee Technical Institute and took up welding.

Schools/Programs and Students

Garrett College unveiling training center to public

Public tours of the Career Technology Training Center located in the Northern Garrett Industrial Park in Accident, the newest facility of Garrett College, will be offered Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attend adult ed open houses

Pioneer Career and Technology Center will have Adult Education open houses from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 17 at the 27 Ryan Road school.

Welding Gone Wrong

Welding scandal could cause problems at Utah power plant

A huge welding job that went wrong at a PacifiCorp power plant in Wyoming has created concerns about a similar job with the same actors at a Utah power plant.

Tuesday Morning recalls defective vanity bench, weak welding on legs can detach, cause

Tuesday Morning Corp. is recalling 1,900 wrought iron vanity benches made in China because its legs could detach and pose a hazard.

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