Photo: Welding students from the Fall, 2015 Adult Education classes
Wakulla County School District Adult and Community Education, in partnership with Lively Technical Center, announces its second round of evening “Introduction to Welding Technologies” classes located at the welding facility on the Wakulla High School campus.
This course will teach the technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education in the welding field. Participants will learn about machinery and equipment safety while advancing towards technologies directly related to a career in welding.
Although the class is titled “Introduction to Welding Technologies”, beginners as well as experienced students are encouraged to enroll. It is a self-paced program designed for all adults. Students will begin in the course wherever their current skill levels allow.
The teacher will be Roscoe Grant, an experienced instructor from Lively Technical Center who currently teaches “Introduction to Welding Technologies” and more advanced welding courses to Wakulla High School students during the day.
The Welding course begins March 22, 2016. Classes will take place Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will last for 8 weeks with the final class on May 12, 2016. The cost is $431.00.
Payment must be made with a credit card if registering though the Lively Technical Center website. To pay in cash or for more information about the registration process, contact Director of Wakulla Adult and Community Education Dod Walker at 850-926-1841.
There is an additional cost if students wish to purchase the safety gear such as hood, gloves, jacket, etc. through the class.
The first “Introduction to Welding Technologies” course was offered this past fall, consisting of eleven adults. Students reported that they were interested in the class for a variety of reasons: careers, home equipment repair, art, or recreation. The class was rated highly by those who participated with most of them planning on attending the spring class.
Students learned how to work with various metals and pieces of equipment including grinders, acetylene torch and plasma cutting, stick and MIG welders. Several students left the class having created works of metal art as well as other personal projects.
Below is a link where students can create a profile and also sign up for the class, or they can start at the Lively Technical Center website and search for Intro to Welding - Wakulla.