This is more like it. Last week was a dry one for welding news, but this edition of “The Weekly Roundup” is full of articles. Check out how committed Lincoln Electric is to holding on to hard-working employees, even in the middle of hard economic times. That article and more are below. Enjoy!
With unemployment hovering just under 10 percent, millions of Americans can only dream of having a guaranteed job. That's exactly the situation for Mark Wells who finds comfort in the fact that he won't be laid off.
Twenty high school students are wrapping up participation in this years eight-week Summer Youth Apprenticeship program in metal arts at Sloss Furnaces in downtown Birmingham. Friday is the final day of the program for 2010.
The summer issue of Welding & Gases Today features an article by sales expert Sam Richter, called "Know-More Selling," that offers an array of cost-free resources to learn about customers.
Adjustable welding curtain gives high protection
Weldability-SIF's EN 1598-certified adjustable welding curtain and frame measures 1.80 x 1.80m and is designed to provide maximum welding protection.
Schools/Programs and Students
Camp tests students’ mettle with metal
Emily Balog has grown up around tools and building equipment.
Her father is a carpenter, but the 14-year-old decided to test her own skills in a summer welding camp.
NE welding may need a spark
Big futures and some big machines are waiting for students at Northeast Community College.
Welding may seem like an old-fashioned trade that’s not relevant in today’s information-technology driven world.
But welding is a thriving and demanding area of study at Washtenaw Community College, where local students have won national awards for their talents and one student has set his sights on an international competition next year.
Irving has been unemployed for two years, providing for himself and his two children by working odd jobs in construction.
“I was doing anything to get by,” Irving said. “It’s been really hard trying to find a job.”
Irving will worry no more, thanks to the free welding program offered at Wilcox Central High School.
Welding on Another Turf (Overseas News)
Representing a first for Turkey, a vocational school in Istanbul is preparing a welding curriculum for the coming academic year.