Skill Trades Veterans Welding Program

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This 6 week course was held at the Technical Training Center in Lincoln Park, MI.  All participants learned how to set-up, maintain and use various welding process to permanently join metal parts.  The welding methods they learned included the following:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Gas Welding
  • Oxy-acetylene Welding
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Brazing and Soldering

After completing the training all participants are able to:

  • Describe and value safe workplace practices
  • Identify and use task related electrodes
  • Identify various types of ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Set-up and operate various welding machines and torches
  • Perform welds on plates, pipes and other metals
  • Use industry standard tools to cut and separate  metal
  • Set-up and use Oxy-fuel processes to cut and weld
  • Read and interpret blueprints, welding symbols and sectioning in order to calculate the dimensions to be welded
  • Inspect structures or materials
  • Use a propane torch to solder two pieces of alloy metal together

(1st Row) Chris Crump, Rocky Di Iacovo, Steve Coak, Nathan Kuharsky, Gene Szymaniak, Noble Smith, Charles Hill, Mike Kerr
(2nd Row) Matt Zentz, Charles Carlin, Mike Rynicki, Ernesto Gomez, John McCollum

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