Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News
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.
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.
New Laser Welding Process Could Help Nuclear Power Plants
“The project was supported by the Innovate UK funding program, and focused on designing and developing a laser welding head suitable for in-bore, multi-positional laser welding…. The so-called LaserPipe method of welding can be applied to remote, in situ pipe manufacture and repair scenarios by carrying out laser welding in-bore.”
Night Program Helps High Schools Prepare for Welding Careers
“While the Wautoma Regional Center lies in the outermost regions of the Fox Valley Technical College district, all eyes are on a new hybrid initiative that boasts the power to propel high school credential seeking students into high demand careers in welding.
The program, known as the 5.09 Welding Academy, takes a unique approach to helping students earn their HSED and the Welding Fundamentals Certificate of the Welding Program. Students meet two nights per week for 4 hours each night to receive integrated instruction from Adult Basic Education instructor, Laurie Jarvis, and Welding instructor, Jessie Lloyd. ”
Welding Jobs Drive Need for New Welding Classes
“Sparked by an industry demand for highly skilled craft workers, Dallas ISD has brought welding back to its career pathway program at L.G. Pinkston High School. The program slots into the Architecture and Construction pathway, which allows students to earn college credit while in high school, allowing for an easier transition into the workforce after graduation.”
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.”
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 Sparks Lead to Warehouse Fire
“ Fire crews are still mopping up after a warehouse ignited at a new industrial development in Henry County, Wednesday. The fire was reported at an under-construction commercial warehouse at 125 Southside Court in McDonough.”
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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