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Students Eager to Learn How to Weld

Students Eager to Learn How to Weld

Hundreds of high school and middle school students lined up to participate in the American Welding Society’s Educational Mobile Unit outside an Angleton, Texas school. The career and welding trailer provides four welding simulators, examples of welding projects, and information about a welding career.

For many students, this was the first time they attempted to weld anything. Welding students from a local college’s welding program volunteered and answered questions from the students.

The mobile trailer has been traveling throughout the country since 2011 in partnership with Lincoln Electric. Students didn’t expect to enjoy welding, with one sharing that it surprised her because it wasn’t “lame.”

Welding Industry

Automated Shipbuilding Takes a Step Forward
“It wasn’t too long ago that SSI and Wolf Robotics demonstrated some co-development which automatically drove a fully autonomous welding robot to weld several ship panels. SSI develops Autodesk (ADSK) based solutions for the shipbuilding and offshore industry including ShipConstructor software, an AutoCAD based CAD/CAM product line; and EnterprisePlatform, a tool for sharing product data model information. For its part, Wolf Robotics has been integrating robotic welding and cutting systems since 1978.”

Welding Jobs

North Hills High School Students Ready to Work After Graduating
“Four years ago, the district’s Technology Education Department partnered with Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) to add the College In High School (CHS) Welding Program to its curriculum. It includes four courses that concentrate on machining, castings, welding, milling, fabrication, and materials testing.”

Welding Jobs Drive Additions to Lab Community College
“Welding also plays an important part at Columbus Technical College. The college just completed new welding lab renovations. According to President Lorette Hoover, the renovations could spark the local economy.

‘Between the local industries, the industries in LaGrange, including soldiers that are apart of Fort Benning or federal contractors that needed welders as a part of their services at Fort Benning, we’re able to train a large group of employees for the employers,’ Hoover said.”

Welding Education

High School Welding Shop Gets Renovated
“The automotive and welding classrooms at Lincoln High and Northeast are getting a $1.1 million face-lift. Some of the old automotive equipment and manufacturing machines — some dating to World War II —  will be out, as will some walls. The welding areas will be updated and the new areas will serve as the district’s hub for automotive classes.”

Welding Program Grows through Foundation’s Investment
“In June 2016, the DeKalb County Community Foundation donated funding to the Kishwaukee College Welding Technology program towards the purchase of a metal shear. On March 2, Anita Zurbrugg, Program Director for DCCF, toured the facilities with Dr. Laurie Borowicz, Kishwaukee College President, Bill Nicklas, Executive Director of the Kishwaukee College Foundation, and Dr. Joanne Kantner, Interim Executive Dean of Learning Services, to see the metal shear in use.”

Growing Welding Program Adds More Courses
“Additional welding courses have been scheduled for the spring semester at Randolph Community College beginning in March and April. Basic Welding, scheduled for 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays from March 18-April 8, will be held at the Archdale center, 110 Park Drive. This course is designed to teach basic gas metal arc welding safety, fundamentals and techniques. The cost is $110.55.”

High School Students Add Welding Certifications
“Welding Technology instructor Jeff Berryman said his students can work on state welding certifications and well as Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) from specific companies. He said his welding program is accredited by the American Welding Society and his students can graduate with a multitude of options within the welding field as well as having opportunities in industrial maintenance, inspection and education.”

Welding Events

May 2, 2017 – May 4, 2017
“Join tens of thousands of industry professionals May 2-4, 2017 at FABTECH Mexico! The event takes place at the Cintermex in Monterrey, continuing to co-locate with the established AWS Weldmex and Metalform Mexico.  New for 2017 – FABTECH Mexico recently acquired COATech and will now feature Finishing among the shows technology lineup.”

2nd Codes and Standards Conference
Apr 19, 2017 – Apr 20, 2017
“Each industry possesses individual operating conditions that may be unique or similar to other industries.  Whether high, room or cryogenic temperatures, corrosive environments, high strength or conditions requiring material toughness are involved, appropriate codes and standards are applied.”

Welding Gone Wrong

Welding Sparks Lead to Wildfire
“A wind-driven wildfire in northern Colorado that grew to 2,100 acres before sunset Saturday evening was completely contained Sunday morning, the Wellington Fire Department said. The fire burned north of Wellington near the Buckeye Road exit west of Interstate 25 and about 20 miles north of Fort Collins.”

Welders Caused Roof Fire in Minnesota
“Mankato Fire says welding work is the cause of a roof fire near Hobby Lobby. Firefighters were called just before 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Contractors on site did attempt to extinguish the fire, but those attempts were unsuccessful.”

Ed C.


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