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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Women only make up 5% of the welding workforce, but big changes are coming as the current welding workforce retires in larger numbers. Bria Sativa Aguayo, 43, grew up in Texas where welding wasn’t even a consideration for her. Today she is the founder of

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

More than 600 welding students attended the Minnesota SkillsUSA competition to compete in a variety of events, and students from Ridgewater College took home six gold medals. They now advance to the national competition in Kentucky that will be held in June. Image Source Among

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welder Morgan Bledsoe gave welding a shot when she wanted to learn about repairing her car, but while enrolled in a welding class, she learned that metal can be very forgiving and found both a career and a hobby as certified welder. While working during

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

A military veteran and now welding shop co-owner, Chanda Maldonado is busy recruiting more women to get involved in welding in Chattanooga, TN. She pitches a welding career to women saying,  “It’s very empowering to do this.” Maldonado learned welding from her welding shop co-owner

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welding instructor Becky Lorenz started her welding career in the late 1960’s with a sit-down strike to be allowed into the welding program, but she hasn’t spent much time sitting down since. Lorenz is a tireless welder who excelled in a male dominated profession where

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welding student Masih Madani had been studying housing development for the past four years. When he looked into the housing crisis in northern Nevada, he realized that he could weld shipping containers together in order to provide affordable housing. Madani enrolled in Western Nevada College’s

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Garrett Corneliussen is a manufacturing engineer at Tesla, but his future career in welding and fabrication wasn’t always a sure bet. Corneliussen had struggled to pay attention in school, but when he learned about carpentry classes at his school and welding classes at Catawba Valley

Weekly Welding Roundup-Welding News

Bandy Killeen took welding classes on the side at West Virginia Northern Community College while working at a marketing company in town. The single mother was one of the only women at the school, and she welded alongside men who were ten or twenty years

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

A group of manufacturing companies in Georgia have partnered together to present the Manufacturers Education Foundation (MEF) Scholarship to three students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC). The scholarship targets students who stand out with their academic achievements. Image Source The goal of the scholarships

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

The school district of Georgetown, South Carolina has doubled the number of students who have completed its student-driven Career and Technology Education training program. High School students take all of the regular courses that would be required in a high school alongside a variety of