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Simulated workplaces: Teaching students about the real work world
Simulated workplaces: Teaching students about the real work world
West Virginia businesses needing to hire an experienced employee who can pass a drug test and is willing to do a fair day’s work for a day’s pay should visit one of the simulated workplaces in the state’s school system. Students in Mi...
Keep an eye on welding PPE
Keep an eye on welding PPE
When researching personal protective equipment requirements for welders, OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.252(b)(2) is a good place to start. Unsurprisingly, it begins by specifying eye protection. The standard states that welders' filter lenses must meet the test f...
Welding project shows power of science
Welding project shows power of science
Cecilia Vigil of Arizona Western College writes, "I love science — I love everything about it. When I am teaching biology, environmental science, or animal science, I explain to my students that everything they learn in life applies to science. I...
Weld from anywhere with this DIY car battery-powered welding kit
Weld from anywhere with this DIY car battery-powered welding kit
Catastrophic structural failures can spell doom when you are off-roading in remote locations. An on-board welding kit is cheap insurance to get you back on the trail towards home. Trail Weld is a portable welding kit, containing cables to connect two o...
How to close the skills gap
How to close the skills gap
Nearly seven years after the Great Recession, the U.S. skills gap remains a dark cloud hanging over the nation's economic recovery. More than half of employers report they have jobs for which they cannot find qualified applicants. Accelerating technolo...
West Virginia college shines in welding competition
West Virginia college shines in welding competition
Olympics for welding? Well, sort of. Winning medals in welding at the recent SkillsUSA state competition was a big deal for Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College student teammates Brandon White, Michael ‘Chase’ Starkey and ...
Forward Technology invests $1.2 million to meet growing demand for plastic welding systems
Forward Technology invests $1.2 million to meet growing demand for plastic welding systems
A growing U.S. economy has led to increased demand for plastics welding equipment in a range of markets, and that has resulted in Forward Technology expanding operations. A manufacturer of standard and custom plastic welding equipment and testing syste...