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Adult Welding Course Offered in Summer through Wakulla Schools

Wakulla County School District Adult and Community Education, in partnership with Lively Technical Center, announces its third 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 summer Welding course begins June 21, 2016.  Classes will take place Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with the final class on August 9, 2016.  The cost is $431.00. 


Payment must be made with a credit card if registering though the Lively Technical Center website.  Information can be found on the Lively Technical Center website under “Intro to Welding – Wakulla”.


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 second “Introduction to Welding Technologies” course was offered this past spring.   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.  As one student noted, “This is the only class you can burn things up and make a lot of noise and the instructor says ‘Good job’!”


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.


States Superintendent Bobby Pearce, “I am glad that Welding has earned favorable reviews from our adults. We are always looking for ways to let the public know of the many services we offer ranging from Early Head Start for our babies right through Adult Education classes.”