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Northwest Technical Institute Hosts Course

Students at Gravette High School in Northwest Arkansas are jumping at the opportunity to participate in a welding course hosted by Northwest Technical Institute of Springdale. While some of the students joined out of curiosity or in order to “show up” their classmates, many now see welding as a viable career path.


Mirielle Still is one of those students who sees welding as a possibility for her future since the demand for qualified welders in her region remains high. Others, such as Skyler Adams, already enjoyed welding and found that the opportunity for a hands-on career especially suited him.


Welding Industry

Lincoln Electric Announces Promotions:
Lincoln Electric announced Tuesday the promotion of Douglas Lance to President, Cleveland Operations, Edward Crouse to Vice President, Cleveland Operations and Dalithia Smith to Vice President, Human Resources. All positions are effective immediately.  

Welding Education

Arizona Institute Wins SkillsUSA Competition:
“Arizona Western College Institute of Welding Technology students came back as winners at the end of June from the national SkillsUSA conference and competition in Louisville, Ky.

‘The AWC Welding program faculty are proud of their students who have represented the college community so well at nationals,’ said SkillsUSA Student chapter advisers Professor Samuel Colton and Larry Lebsock through a news release from the college.”

Donation Helps School Upgrade Welding Machines
When Calub Welty took the welding and equipment-making course last year at Red Lion Area High School, it was sometimes a struggle. With most of the equipment several decades old, sometimes if would fall apart or be difficult to use.

The 17-year-old junior at the high school still goes down to the classroom to weld in his spare time, and he’s looking forward to having new equipment to work with soon. The district will be purchasing 10 new Lincoln Arc Welders with a $5,000 donation thanks to the Red Lion Area Educational Foundation.

High School Art Teacher Takes Welding Course
“When Charleroi Area High School art teacher Patrick Camut returned to the classroom this year, he had some additions to his vocabulary, including such atypical art terms as welder’s helmet, arc and spot welders, acetylene torches, soldering and T-joints…

With an affinity for welding and metalworking, Camut enrolled in a certified welder’s program offered by Community College of Allegheny County at its Oakdale campus in pursuit of an associate’s degree. He began the program last spring and will continue this fall semester, taking night classes that don’t conflict with his teaching schedule.”

Welding Events

Nov 16, 2016 – Nov 18, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada
FABTECH brings a wealth of innovation and technology solutions to Las Vegas, NV – November 16-18, 2016. More than 40,000 attendees and over 1,500 exhibiting companies are expected to gather once again celebrating metal manufacturing at its best. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the show floor with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations covering the latest trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.


Welding Gone Wrong

Welding Fire Almost Causes Bridge Collapse
“The bad news is that the Liberty Bridge will be closed to all traffic for at least the next week as a result of fire damage Friday to a steel beam critical to the bridge’s stability. The good news is that the vital, 55,000-vehicle-a-day bridge spanning the Monongahela River didn’t collapse Friday. That catastrophe may have been minutes away from occurring if the fire had not been quickly extinguished to prevent further damage, PennDOT officials said at a news conference Sunday.”


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Ed C.


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