Category Archives: Roundup

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Is rig welding for you? In a recent edition of the Fabricator, Jim Mosman writes that he has seen many of his former welding students earn significant salaries as rig welders in the Permian Basin (located primarily in Texas), and that the long days and

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

The welding program at Grand Rapids Community College is among those that have benefitted from a $10,000 grant from the legendary heavy metal band Metallica. The college is one of 10 schools that were awarded $10,000 from the Metallica Scholars grant. Out of a sense

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Deanna Drew inherited a welding program at Amboy High School in Illinois that she admits was in bad shape. The students had an inadequate number of dated helmets, old machines, no safety jackets, poor ventilation, and water leaks that were too close for comfort to

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Inmates in a Western Kentucky prison are thriving in a welding program that is preparing them for careers and helping them rebuild their lives by literally building things such as awnings and brackets for panels. The Fulton County Detention Center launched the Sparks Welding program

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

The welding program at Flint Hills Technical College continues to grow by leaps and bounds, expanding from an 11,000 square foot space to a 14,000 square foot space. The most recent class included 19 students, prompting instructors to add an additional booth to the 18

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Xcel Strategies is hosting its 2nd annual Xcel Welding Competition at Hutchinson Island by Savannah, Georgia. The event aims to connect men, 15 to 25 years old with welding careers and to highlight the strength of local businesses, trade schools, and welding opportunities in the

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Several of Lincoln Nebraska’s high schools have made significant investments in automotive and welding centers that are proving popular with students and are providing them fast tracks to additional training at Southeast Community College and then to careers in the industry. Image Source Renovations at

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

If you love welding and you like the idea of earning $100 an hour doing it, then there are opportunities for you in Texas and California to find welding jobs right now. What’s the catch? You need to weld underwater in scuba gear. Article and

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

When the students at the McFarland High School welding class need a project for their class, they look to the needs of the community and local businesses. That’s where McFarland Unified provided an excellent opportunity for the class. McFarland Unified, which trains teachers, is in

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Teens in the Canadian Arctic town of Cambridge Bay were struggling to stay out of trouble, and so the village elders reached out to a husband and wife team of welders, Kerry and Amanda Illerbrun. The Illerbruns visit the town for a few weeks each