Students Complete Intro to MIG Welding Class in Rolla

Students Complete Intro to MIG Welding Class in Rolla

April 20, 2015 | ,

East Central College recently awarded certificates of completion to participants in its first Introduction to MIG Welding program in Rolla.

Nine students completed the eight-week program which was held in the Rolla Technical Institute welding lab.  The training included OSHA10 certification, a National Career Readiness certificate, and five weeks of welding instruction.

According to Mardy Leathers, executive director of ECC’s Center for Workforce Development, the partnership between the college and RTI to provide this program is beneficial to the area.

“We are pleased to have an asset like RTI to work with and provide a much-needed program to enhance the welding skills for employees at area businesses. It is definitely a need the college is filling for the industry as we are offering this program at four locations in the region.”

The Rolla welding program will be offered on Monday and Thursday evenings. Registrations are now being accepted for upcoming classes.  Qualified students will need to pay a $40 fee and supply certain materials.

The Introduction to MIG Welding program is funded by Missouri Manufacturing WINs, a U.S. Department of Labor grant-funded program that serves Trade Act participants as well as veterans, unemployed and underemployed individuals, and low-skilled persons in Missouri in manufacturing-related programs.

The MoManufacturingWINs program provides qualified students with low-cost or no-cost training in high-demand, high-growth industries at proven training institutions such as ECC.  Personal assistance is provided along the way from trained, professional career coaches and other college staff. In addition, recognized certifications such as the National Career Readiness Certificate can be obtained, giving students opportunities to enhance their employability and competitiveness in the job market.


NineIntroduction to MIG Welding class students

Nine people recently completed the Introduction to MIG Welding class offered at Rolla Technical Institute through a grant program administered by East Central College. Shown, front row, from left, are: Danny Wools, Bill Lloyd, Devin Woodall, Cody Leathers, and Jason Blanc. Second row, from left, are: Shelly Steiger, Logan Hetrick, Steve Campbell, and Gene Jesteadt. Back row, Cord Jenkins, RTI instructor.

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