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Weekly Roundup – Melting the Steel Ceiling

Pile of trash

Females get the spotlight in this week’s edition of the roundup. Read about ‘Welder chics’ in Canada who are creating quite a name for themselves in the welding business, and head to the “Land Down Under” to get a whiff of the ‘Trendy Trash’ in Liz’s world. These two stories and more complete the roundup. Enjoy! 



Special News

Melting the steel ceiling

What could be cooler than melting metal every day?

Not much, says Heather Greenway, one of a handful of women making a living in the welding trade in British Columbia.

Liz welds Trendy Trash

A MAN'S shed is his sanctuary, right?

Well not in the Matthews household at Hay, NSW, where wife Liz and husband Bert battle it out for prime shed territory.

Schools/Programs and Students

Hayden welding program gives students options

Eight seniors are walking away from Hayden High School with welding certifications required to enter the work force.

College board approves raises, new welding, music positions

The Mid Plains Community College board of governors approved funding for a full-time welding and machine shop instructor at the Center for Applied Science and Technology in McCook, as well as a full-time music instructor in North Platte.

Program un-welds career stereotypes

Labor group gives teen girls a taste of some potential occupations that traditionally are not pursued by women.

Olympic College students win welding rodeo

A team from Olympic College in Bremerton won a welding competition by making a sculpture of their instructor.

Students pay $150 to $7,000 out of pocket to finish welding projects

A group of Crest High students used their welding skills to create benches, picnic tables, cookers and more.

Airgas Donates 195 Welding Helmets to Schools Via I-CAR Ed. Foundation

Airgas, Inc. has donated nearly 200 welding helmets to the I-CAR Education Foundation. The helmets will be distributed this fall to schools around the country with automotive collision programs.



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