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Texas Puts Emphasis on Training Skilled Workers

As the state of Texas puts a stronger emphasis on training skilled craft workers to fill the many job opportunities opening up, men and women are seizing the new opportunities that come with big paychecks and bonuses. Brittney Marburger, 18, is one of 27 Coastal Bend high school students selected for a training program at Cheniere Energy, a liquid natural gas company.

Marburger will begin with structural welding and then move on to combination and stainless steel welding over the next 6 to 18 months. During the training period, the program will provide a tuition reimbursement and financial incentives, including up to $10,000 in bonuses and $23.50/hour. After graduating from the job training program, Marburger could move on to another opportunity at Cheniere.

Welding Industry

Welds Repaired on U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Submarines
“Shipbuilders are fixing the biggest problem on one of the Pentagon’s top priorities, the Navy’s nuclear submarine fleet. As Defense Secretary Ashton Carter toured the Groton shipyard and talked up the importance of submarines, Electric Boat officials told reporters they’re fixing faulty welds in the nuclear-powered propulsion plants of three Virginia-class attack subs. As a result, the long-delayed USS Minnesota will finally leave the shipyard Friday. We’ve pretty much identified all of the issues that arose as a result of that vendor, one Electric Boat official said referring to pipe-maker Nuflo.

GM Announces Welding Breakthrough
General Motors Co. believes it is the first automaker to weld steel to aluminum through resistance spot welding, a technique it spent some two years developing and expects will save weight and be less expensive.

The automaker said Wednesday that within a few months it will deploy welded steel to aluminum joinings on a seatback for the Cadillac CT6 luxury vehicle and shortly thereafter on a CT6 hood reinforcement (a steel pedestrian protection reinforcement will be welded to an aluminum hood inner panel). The CT6 structure includes 11 different materials and uses multiple joining processes. The car is built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant.

Welding Jobs

Free Tampa Bay Welding Job Training Program Offered
There is a growing need for more manufacturing workers in the Tampa Bay area, specializing in fields of soldering and cabling, machining, and welding and fabrication. Now, there is a new training program, free to those who qualify, to help get people certified.

Demand to Fill Jobs Prompts Welding Boot Camp in Cleveland
Cleveland State Community College hosted a Welding Boot Camp with Walker Valley and Bradley Central High Schools. The boot camp was held in CSCC’s new welding lab that was established in response to industry demand for qualified, educated and skilled welders. Upon completion of the camp, students will have the opportunity to test for their AWS (American Welding Society) Certification.

Welding Education

New Jersey Welding Students Fully Certified
In the first year of the program, eight Cape May County Technical students in the Post-Secondary Welding Program earned nationally recognized certifications. The students earned the American Welding Society Basic Welder 1-G Certification after successfully completing a practical test that required them to demonstrate their welding competency to a Certified Welding Inspector.

Washington State Students Win Welding Competition
Grays Harbor College students won top awards in the professional and college division at the annual Bellingham Technical College Welding Rodeo Skills Contest. The two-day event is open every year to any professional welder as well as college and high school welding students from around the state.

New York Welding Student Wins Recognition 80 Days After Beginning
When Madison Osuna enrolled in classes at BOCES, she wasn’t quite sure where she’d fit in In just over 80 days, Osuna is on her way to mastering the craft even earning statewide recognition for a piece she welded during the newly-launched program.

Welding Events

FABTECH, Nov 16, 2016 – Nov 18, 2016
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 Destroys Man’s Mobile Home
Fire investigations show that Wilke was using welding equipment on his enclosed porch, when it caught fire and spread quickly. On Sunday May 22nd, multiple fire departments including Alpena Township, Maple Ridge Township, East Grand Lake, Presque Isle, and DNR Fire Control, all responded to the blaze at Sunrise Estates Mobile Home Community, on US 23 N. just before Long Lake Park Road.Âť

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Ed C.


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