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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

While Jimmy Byrd has been working as a welder since the age of 18, his daughter Kristin took a very different path before entering the family welding business.  Image Source Kristin explored careers in nursing and modeling before working as a driver for a logging

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welder Ryan Fincher, 21, of Cedartown, GA finished just short of winning the spot of U.S. representative for the WorldSkills welding competition three years ago. He then got to work, practicing his welds for hours at a time, even quitting his full-time welding job in

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welder and artist Melissa Gillespie Davis turned to welding as a career nearly 20 years ago because it didn’t require extensive schooling, paid a good wage, and had reasonable hours so that she had time with her family. Welding itself struck Davis as a kind

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Josie Hunter took a welding class in high school purely by chance, but it didn’t take long for her to realize that she had stumbled onto a passion for her life. Hunter now welds just about any kind of metal together for custom artwork, creating

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

The Ironworkers Local 27 hosted 28 high school welding teams in Magna, Utah for a Skills USA  welding and fabrication competition. The event aimed to raise more awareness about welding as a trade and as an incentive for students to improve their welding skills. Image

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

Summer Carlson is still in high school, but she has already found her dream job, planning to forge a lifetime career in welding after working as the first woman at Exeter’s Horizontal Boring & Tunneling. Carlson has a passion for welding, completing a series of

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding Jobs and Training News

Spokane, Oregon’s beloved artist and educator, sister Paula Mary Turnbull, has passed away after spending years creating iconic welding artwork around town and educating visitors to her convent. Turnbull viewed teaching art as central to her mission, and she created the popular “Garbage Goat” sculpture

Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Kelli Gilliam often went against the normal expectations for her, playing trumpet when all of the girls in her class played flute. When her father asked her to tag along to a welding class, she began to learn about what would become her future career.