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July 2016

Ohio Teen Wins SkillsUSA National Welding Competition

Willoughby-Eastlake Career Academy student Connor Roberts beat the field and took home the gold medal in the SkillsUSA Championships national welding competition. Connor and his instructor Ryan Eubank were each awarded a Lincoln Electric POWER MIG 210 MP multi-process wire feeder/welder. Connor also received a check from the James F. Lincoln Foundation for $500.00. We are proud to support this year’s winner homegrown in our own backyard. MORE

High School Uses Advanced Technology to Train Students

Parma Senior High School, Parma, Ohio recently invested in the future of its technical career-focused students. After many years without a welding program, the school brought the program back this past school year, starting with 18 juniors and a career pathways class at the junior high level. This story and accompanying video show how the students use the robotic cell, CNC plasma cutting table and Lincoln Electric VRTEX® virtual reality welding simulator to practice welding technique and begin to master advanced manufacturing technologies for intended careers in engineering, fabrication and the military. MORE

WeldPro – Your Path to Robot Programming Education

Lincoln Electric offers RoboGuide® WeldPro® Robot Programming and Welding Simulation software to schools and industrial training centers. WeldPro simulates a robotic arc welding process in 3-D space and allows instructors to train multiple students at one time. When a student program is complete, the program can be transferred from the virtual work cell to an actual robotic cell. Purchase standalone seats for yourself and class or purchase with a Lincoln Electric Robotic Education Cell for hands-on robotic welding in the classroom or lab. MORE

Another Welding Program Restarted 

This story from details the reboot on a welding program at the Ivy Tech Community College Northwestca mpus in Gary, Indiana after a ten year absence. Ivy Tech already has active welding programs at several campuses around Indiana, including East Chicago, Valparaiso and others. Ivy Tech is the country’s largest accredited state community college system and serves as Indiana’s ‘engine’ of workforce development. MORE 

High School / College Partnership Leverages Assets

Palm Springs High School in California recently started a joint venture with local College of the Desert. The high school set up an 8-week certification course in MIG (GMAW) welding for 18 of its students. The program will grow to four certification programs for high school and college students, including stick (SMAW), TIG (GTAW) and Oxygen Acetylene Welding. The school saw the need for welders growing and is now able to provide its students with access to the resources of the college, including welding simulation trainers and professors ( MORE

Employed Youth Show Greater Success

Nevada Business detailed this story about a local effort to provide paid internships for youth aged 16-24. Why? Because despite a 40% decline in youth employment over the last dozen years, studies indicate youth that work are “more likely to return to school, have a job in subsequent years and earn more money over the course of their lives.  They are also less likely to engage in crime and other high-risk behaviors.” The national Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WOIA) provides funding for local programs – maybe even for your local region. MORE


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