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Instructors, counselors, and administrators all play a significant role in a student’s pursuit of a career in welding. An educator’s responsibilities cover a wide spectrum; from assessing interests and abilities, to teaching in the classroom, to ensuring students are offered an industry recognized, widely transferable training certificate/degree. These are critical and impact a student’s successful transition into the workforce.

shutterstock 145333858 640x426The West Texas Energy Consortium works to provide educators at the K-12, post-secondary, and university level with information and resources to further student success in welding and other energy related training programs.WTxEC also offers scholarships to dual credit and post-secondary students in qualifying programs. Collaboration and a regional approach are critical to solving workforce challenges, now and in the future.

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The National Center for Welding Education and Training, also known as Weld-Ed, is housed at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio. Weld-Ed is a collaboration of community colleges, workforce agencies, universities, employers, and business members representing the welding and materials joining industry. The mission of Weld-Ed is to expand the number of high skilled welding technicians, while at the same time addressing needs within the overall welding and materials joining industry. Visit their website for additional studies, reports and resources.


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