How could we say no to these cute kids?

by DWS Blogger | Oct 12, 2015
How could we say no to these cute kids? 

Here's the scoop courtesy of Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise:

It's a rapidly growing industry and now Arlington High School students have a chance to learn the basics of welding.

In conjunction with Metropolitan Community College, Drake-Williams Steel, Airgas, Lincoln Electric and the American Welding Society donated $8,000 worth of equipment, including two welders, welding benches and cooling tubs to complete the new AHS welding lab.

AHS is now offering basic welding. There are four students in the class this semester. Industrial technology teacher Luke Brenn said there will be two sections of basic welding in the second semester.

Students could also have the opportunity to take classes as juniors and seniors at Fremont High School's welding program, which includes five courses taught by FHS and Metro instructors. Upon completion, students will have an industry certificate. FHS opened its welding lab in 2014.

Brenn said AHS would like to expand its welding program in the future.

“We'd like to try to advance here, but we're going to start with the basics and then maybe move forward,” Brenn said.

Welding jobs are growing rapidly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that the welding trade could comprise of about 400,000 jobs nationally over the next 10 years.

See the story HERE.

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