School districts partner with CVTC in Welding Academy

Cornell High School senior Garret Kralewski fired up an oxyacetylene torch and prepared to do some more cutting on a piece of metal when his instructor looked at the flame and gave him an important tip. “A little more oxygen, Garret,” said Chrystal Reidt, a Chippewa Valley Technical College Welding instructor.   Kralewski is one […]

Mining for Talent

Determining whether a job candidate has the necessary soft skills is both an art and a science. For years, we’ve heard rhetoric from employers of a full-blown talent crisis. Their main complaint? A skills gap, highly focused on the shortage of technical skills. However, as critical as those skills are, the focus on them by […]

Women Find Empowerment through Welding

There’s a certain empowerment that comes from slicing through steel more easily than scissors cut through a sheet of paper. For Flushing resident Gail Blaszkowski, that’s part of the appeal of the Flint Institute of Arts’ adult welding classes, where students “learn to manipulate steel through bending, hammering, cutting and welding to create a unique […]

Jones County Junior College’s welding program earns Silver Endorsement

The Central Gulf Industrial Alliance (CGIA) Endorsement Program identifies those industrial construction training programs throughout the Central Gulf Coast region which are training at or above industry standards.  There are countless benefits to being a CGIA endorsed school, including access to guest speakers, industrial facility tours and being highlighted in CGIA’s “School Spotlight” posts on […]

Next Generation Welder Learning Facility

The Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (HIWT) has opened the “Next Generation Welder Learning Facility” on its Troy (Ohio) campus. The completely new 16,000-plus square foot building began hosting classes in late October, and is an important addition to the 13-acre campus that has trained more than 100,000 welders. Click here to read more how this […]