Wade Morris worked on pipelines and in various welding industry jobs before accepting a position as a welding instructor at Barton Community College. Morris focuses on the skill and technique of welding by getting students in the booths as much as possible, trying to minimize
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
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
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.
While Ron Standley, a construction manager, had long wanted to try out welding, his first time striking an arc happened because of a Father’s Day gift from his son Reed. Reed know that he and his father have a lot of fun working on cars
The SkillsUSA National Championship in Louisville, KY draws trade and welding students from all over America, including SUN Tech welding graduate Erin Beaver. Beaver is making her third straight appearance. Beaver will attend as a member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s all-female welding team.
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
Each month we hope to feature a brief interview with a welding instructor at a community college, trade school, or high school in order to answer questions about preparing for a career in welding, choosing the right machine to prepare for a welding job, and
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
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