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Welding lab offers scouts a place to learn
Sierra Vista Herald
Cochise College rendered their welding lab to Sierra Vista, Arizona Boy Scout troop 445 for free to earn their merit badges. Seven boys ranging from the ages of 12 to 15 gathered around and listened to safety hazards from Cochise College welding instructor, Scott Brown, before working hard to fulfill their qualifications for the welding badge.
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American Welding Society's 2015 virtual welding trailer tour promotes in-demand career across the country
Facing a critical shortage of over 200,000 welding professionals by 2020, the American Welding Society (AWS) is taking its Careers in Welding Trailer across the country this summer to give visitors the opportunity to try their hand at welding and learn more about a career path in the industry. The Careers in Welding Trailer is the only mobile exhibit on the road today that offers an educational experience combined with career information to educate visitors on the opportunities available in the welding industry. Fitted with five virtual welding simulators, visitors can grab a welding gun and helmet equipped with internal monitors and put their skill to the test.
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June 23-25 SkillsUSA Conference Louisville, KY
June 27-28 Maker Faire Kansas City Kansas City, MO
July 25-26 Maker Faire Detroit Detroit, MI

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2nd Welding Education, Skills, and Certifications Conference and Seminar
July 13-16, 2015
Chattanooga State Community College
Chattanooga, TN

This year’s conference is structured to provide an integrated and comprehensive overview on AWS standards, services, and best practices for welding career pathway education and credentialing. It is especially valuable for education & training institutions who are developing workforce supplier and testing services with industry, and their industrial partners. The American Welding Society and leaders from top training institutions, welding technology suppliers, and industry will help you gain new insights, share best practices, exchange ideas, and solve problems specific to your technical program and your local needs. This year’s conference will also feature a workshop to promote articulation along welding pathways, and new opportunities for apprentice programs for modern metal manufacturing.

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High Temp Metals Conference
Aug 18-19, 2015
Moraine Valley Community College
Chicago, IL

Materials used in high temperature application are becoming more complex to achieve the creep strength and corrosion resistance. A range of low alloy, high strength, and austenitic materials are required depending on the application. What choices does the engineer have once the weldability window for high-temperature steels is cut in half? Come and learn from the experts how to manage weldability of P91 steel, dissimilar metal welding, postweld heat treating, selection of weld consumables, the types of weld cracking, and more.

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Debunking myths about manufacturing jobs
Manufacturing jobs have a reputation — and it's often not complimentary. The clichéd image of a manufacturing job is of dirty, backbreaking, low-paying labor. And women need not apply — it's an industry dominated by men. But separating fact from fiction about the actual people behind the welder's mask and on the assembly line can be tricky. One of the above statements is true, but only one. Do you know which?
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$6.5 million awarded to Cherokee Nation for job training
Muskogee Phoenix
The Cherokee Nation is being awarded $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to invest in the tribe's innovative job training programs, according to a media release. The U.S. Department of Labor announced recently it is awarding $138 million to be split among 27 states and the Cherokee Nation, which is the only tribe in the country to receive part of the funding. "Teaching our people here at home to do jobs that our industries say they struggle to find workers for not only helps land good-paying jobs, but it also helps bring business to our communities," Principal Chief Bill John Baker said.
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DeWitt: Progress evident, but SunTech job-training program needs more students
Tampa Bay Times
SunTech started with hopes that it eventually could become the boon for Hernando County that Marchman Technical College is for Pasco County in Florida. It would help adults, especially those laid off from the construction industry, learn skills to qualify them for secure, well-paying jobs. Helping these students would in turn help Hernando establish itself as a potential magnet for industry, allowing the county to overcome the main objection of recruited businesses — its lack of well-trained workers.
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WSC students fabricate campus bicycle racks
Williston Herald
Williston State College in North Carolina welding students gained valuable job experience during Fall 2014 when they built three campus bike racks. For many students, this experience was their first hands-on welding training. For four weeks, students cut steel, bent pipes and built supports before drilling and welding the pieces together. As the semester progressed students received more challenging fabrications and cutting. techniques to master. Students rotated the welding responsibilities so that everyone could maintain their regular class assignments.
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CCAT announces 6 free manufacturing summer programs for middle school students
Hartford Courant
Young Manufacturers Academy summer programs, led by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. and supported with funding from the CT Department of Economic and Community Development's Manufacturing Innovation Fund, are expanding from three to six locations to reach more than 100 middle school students throughout the state this July and August. The YMA programs, offered free of charge, are part of Connecticut. Dream It. Do It., an outreach program led and licensed by CCAT, which is dedicated to promoting a positive image of today's advanced manufacturing industry and the rewarding career opportunities it offers.
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Camp introduces girls to welding, carpentry, drafting and electrical work
Alabama Media Group
Sparks flew as welding machines hummed as 14 high school aged girls attending a Girls Can Camp were learning the basics of welding at the Shelby County College and Career Center in Columbiana, Alabama. Girls Can Camps are organized by Alabama Power and supported by partners including the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute and Go Build Alabama. The annual camps are designed to introduce students to a variety of trades such as drafting, carpentry, welding and electrical work by giving them hands on training.
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'Girls in the Shop' take on welding
Oshkosh Northwestern Media
Bright orange sparks flew as more than 20 girls at the Fox Valley Technical College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center worked on welding projects during the first Girls in the Shop summer camp. The week-long camp for girls in grades 9-12 were there to learn about software, fabrication, tools and machinery and all that goes into welding. Enrollment was filled to capacity, FVTC staff said.
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Welding, pipe welding classes offered
Pearl River Community College will offer two Workforce Training welding classes in the evenings, beginning in August. Basic welding and a specialized course in pipe welding will be taught in the fall semester. Students in either course must be 18 years old and must provide their own welding shield, gloves and cap, steel-toed shoes, long sleeve shirt, ear plugs and safety glasses. The basic welding course offers an Industry Recognized Certificate that includes applications for 10-hour OSHA certification, basic lift truck operator OSHA certification and NCCER credentials in Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills and welding modules Levels I and II.
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Walker State Prison welding program gives inmates skills, hope for the future
Times Free Press
The 33 graduates stood in their black caps and gowns in a side room. Some looked nervous, some looked ahead stoically, many wore proud smiles. They had worked hard to get to this moment. When the recording of "Pomp and Circumstance" began to play, the first graduating class of the vocational welding program at Walker State Prison filed into Multi-Purpose Room 1. "I couldn't be any more proud of you than I am today," Warden D. Bruce Lee told the men as representatives from the Georgia Department of Corrections, Gov. Nathan Deal's Office of Transition, Support and Reentry, and a few fellow inmates looked on.
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