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September 2016

American Welding Society Offers Scholarships

Did you know that the American Welding Society Foundation offers scholarships for students at vocational, community college or university degrees in welding and related fields? Here’s your chance to help a deserving student complete your program and start their career. There are six types of scholarships, including funds available to instructors seeking a degree associated with welding education. MORE

How Do You Recruit Welding Students?

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How do you attract junior high or high school students into your welding program? What engages them or piques their interest? Here’s a report from Barren County, Kentucky on the advantages of using VRTEX® Virtual Reality Welding Simulators for student recruiting as well as for training introductory welding techniques before entering the lab.  MORE

Why Should You Consider U/LINC Welding Curriculum for Your Program?

Dr. Jason Scales makes the case for U/LINC welding and cutting curriculum in a new series of videos. Welding technology is evolving and U/LINC already addresses career pathways like Manufacturing Engineering and Automation Technology. If you’re program is expanding into these areas or you have new instructors struggling to develop current curriculum for the classroom, start with these videos to learn how we can help.


Three Things to Know About U/LINC

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Is your school or statewide system currently using grant money to purchase welding equipment? The folks in Lincoln Electric’s Education Solutions group just made it easier to add VRTEX Virtual Reality Welding Simulators to your welding program. For a limited time, when you purchase multiple units, your school can save $7,000 to $48,000 depending on model and quantity. Adding a VRTEX model can actually help you save money by reducing the steel or aluminum your students weld on along with the electrode or wire and shielding gas currently consumed in the early weeks of any welding class. MORE

Scholarships Available at Midwest Technical Institute

Are you an instructor at a Midwest high school? Are you working to place your students in industry or at a regional technical institute to continue their training? Mike Rowe, television personality now advocating for the skilled trades, is working with the team at MTI (Midwest Technical Institute) to offer scholarships totaling nearly $1 Million. MORE

Dual Credit Programs Taking Hold All Over the Country

Here’s another report on a dual-credit program in Pelham, Alabama. Students there and 14 other districts study welding and more at the Alabama Workforce Training Center in Birmingham. All costs are covered for the students. “We’re getting experience and nationally recognized certifications that most people don’t get until after high school when they start working in the field. By the time we finish high school, we’ll already be more certified than most other people”, said one welding student. MORE


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