Aug 21, 2023
Wallace State Community College Announces New Center for Welding Technology and Innovation
Wallace State Community College celebrated the grand opening of the $8.8 million 30,000 sq. ft. Center of Welding Technology and Innovation Center, the largest training center in the Southeast, with their industry partner, Lincoln Electric. The Welding Technology Center includes seven robotic welding stations, nine virtual welding simulators, 81 welding booths, 20 grinding booths, a fabrication area with two welders, a plasma CNC table, pipe welding equipment and more.
Jun 18, 2023
Welding-focused VR Headset Designed to Inspire and Engage Younger Students with Immersive Experience
Lincoln Electric launches Voyage™ Arc Virtual Reality Headset to attract young people to welding careers. Students learn about GMAW and SMAW, and critical skills such as travel speed, position and contact tip to work distance.
Jun 1, 2023
Leading The Way: Triton LEEPS
Congratulations to Triton High School’s inaugural LEEPS (Lincoln Electric Education Partner School) class for achieving a 100% pass rate! All six class members received a nationally recognized credential, certified in Lincoln Electric Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). Triton is the ONLY high school in the United States that can offer certificates in Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) specifically for the Work Truck Industry issued by the Lincoln School of Welding.
Dec 6, 2022
WorldSkills Brings the World's Best Welders, Fabricators to Lincoln Electric
Last October, Lincoln Electric's Welding Technology and Training Center hosted 30 of the world’s top young welders and craftspeople at the facility for the WorldSkills 2022 welding and construction metal work competition. WorldSkills, a global skills competition held every two years, scrambled to find alternate sites for its 62 competitions as Shanghai, the original host city, could no longer accommodate the event due to COVID-19.
Apr 26, 2022
Gateway Technical College
In a profession that requires a steady hand and great coordination, Gateway Technical College has found a way to train its welding students, in part, through virtual reality trainers recently installed on its Racine campus. The spacing of the trainers also made them available for use even in the midst of COVID-related efforts by the college to keep it safe.
Apr 22, 2022
Welding Competition and Open House at Western Wyoming Community College
Western Wyoming Community College’s welding program will host the Percy Hadley High School Welding Competition on Friday, April 29. Students compete by demonstrating their skill in oxy-fuel cutting and shielded metal arc welding and must also complete an exam. Scholarships will be awarded to the top three winners; first place is $1,250, second place is $1,000 and third place is $500.
Apr 10, 2022
UTI Bloomfield hosts grand opening of its welding program
Universal Technical Institute’s Bloomfield campus leadership joined elected officials from Essex County, instructors, employers and students to celebrate the recent opening of UTI’s Welding Technology Training Program. The 36-week program teaches students the soft and hard skills they need for welding in careers in industries ranging from automotive fabrication to construction.
Mar 3, 2022
NASCAR Technical Institute Provides New Career Opps Through Launch of Welding Program
Universal Technical Institute's Mooresville campus, NASCAR Technical Institute, has officially launched its new Welding Technology Training program. The program is hailed as another achievement for workforce development efforts in the region and helps address the demand for skilled workers.
Mar 18, 2022
The 17 Best Welding Schools and Colleges in the USA
With over 488,000 projected job openings in the field by 2028, welding is a career with plenty of opportunities for employment and it just keeps growing. Welders are in demand throughout many different industries
Mar 2, 2022
Lincoln Electric Invests in Workforce and the Future
NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons was in Cleveland, Ohio, where he visited Lincoln Electric to discuss the state of the industry.
Nov 30, 2021
NTEA Collaborates with Lincoln Electric and NC3
to launch Work Truck Industry Welder Certification Program. Through this new initiative, work truck industry businesses will have access to a consistent training curriculum and program content for employee development.
Nov 12, 2021
Southern Maine Community College Opens Virtual Welding Lab
The simulation lab, located on the college’s Midcoast Campus in Brunswick, allows students to practice their welding skills virtually on any of 10 welding simulation machines that can enhance their learning experience while saving on material costs.
Oct 3, 2021
Manufacturers find ways to keep connecting with students in a virtual world
Much has been made of the manufacturing employment pipeline in recent years. Companies have worked hard to improve the image of the industry, using plant tours and other programs to show the next generation that manufacturing is high-tech, interesting and engaging.
Aug 26, 2021
Lincoln Electric, NC3 partner to offer certification-focused welding curriculum
Lincoln Electric and the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) have joined forces to provide welding education institutions with curriculum and learning management resources for benchmarking and standardizing welding performance.
Jun 21, 2021
Content Card - High Paying and In Demand Welding Careers Await Vincennes University Students
A career in welding can lead to jobs building race cars, making aircraft and ships, or working on an oil rig in the ocean. There is high demand for skilled welders, who earn high wages in a variety of industries and fields.
Mar 25, 2021
Lake Shore Compacts welding program students have a new home in Euclid Highs lab
Euclid High School recently unveiled a new onsite state-of-the-art welding lab for students pursuing the welding career tech program through Lake Shore Compact. High school juniors and seniors in the compact’s affiliated school districts decided their trade of choice would be welding – and now they have a workspace all to themselves to continue their progression.
Jan 29, 2021
New OxyFuel Cutting Feature for Lincoln Electric Vrtex Virtual-Reality Trainers
In collaboration with The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric company, Lincoln Electric has introduced the VRTEX OxyFuel Cutting feature, bringing welding and cutting together for education by enabling users to practice torch cutting safely and virtually.
Dec 14, 2020
50 Years of Partnership with SkillsUSA
Right here in Ohio, many of our leading companies have put immense resources into hiring and retaining the very best skilled workforce available.
Dec 27, 2019
Brousseau takes over freeski program
KC Brousseau has been named as the full-time freeski coach at Whiteface Mountain by the New York Ski Educational Foundation. Brousseau will develop training and competition plans for young.
Dec 18, 2019
Lincoln Electric and ASM announce education program
The Lincoln Electric Co. and ASM International developed a certificate program called “Welding Technology and Materials Science.”
Apr 10, 2019
NC3 Partnership Poised to Raise Welding Education Standards
Lincoln Electric is embarking on a multi-faceted plan to raise welding education standards across the nation and beyond through a newly approved partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).
Mar 27, 2019
Lincoln Electric Elevates the Welding Training Experience with New VRTEX Models
Lincoln Electric launches new VRTEX virtual reality welding training simulators to provide a powerful, cutting-edge solution for training welders faster and more efficiently while driving down material costs.
Jun 19, 2018
How Lincoln Electric is Addressing the Welding Skills Gap
To address the skills gap, many industry leaders are taking matters into their own hands by providing apprentice programs or developing talent through education curriculums and training programs. Lincoln Electric is one of those companies.
Mar 21, 2018
The Welding Technology & Training Center provides state-of-the-art education for the welding industry
Lincoln Electric's state-of-the-art training center opened its doors to students in January 2018.
Apr 25, 2016
Prisoners Prepare for a Second Chance
More than 200 prisoners inside the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility are taking part in a new vocational program to help them get jobs on the outside...
Feb 16, 2016
Parma High School Welding Program Back on Track
The welding class at Parma Senior High School is back and in its first year as a career tech program. About 15 years ago, the welding program was closed..
Apr 16, 2012
Where Education Meets Jobs
Ohio is tackling the Maintenance Crisis with proactive training that meets companies' needs.
Apr 14, 2012
Community College Welding Program Update
Community colleges and industrial leaders combine forces to develop training programs that will attract and educate the skilled workforce of the future. (Page 30)
Feb 6, 2012
What Can We Do About the Lack of Finding Qualified Technicians?
Virtual reality training may help entice a younger generation