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Ten individuals recently completed the SVHEC’s first Welding Basics for the At Home Welder course. This hands-on, project-based class was designed with the home or farm owner in mind.
“We wanted to offer a non-credential, hands-on training class to individuals in the community who wanted to learn a little bit more about welding, for their own personal use, without enrolling in a year-long training program. This six week training class was a great fit for everyone,” said Scarlett Brandon, program/marketing coordinator for the SoVA Center of Manufacturing Excellence.
The course covered essential welding basics including safety, torch cutting, MIG, Stick and Flux Core welding. Each participant had an opportunity to design a personal project they carried home at the end of the course. “What a wonderful opportunity this class has afforded me and the rest of the participants,” said participant Denise Hudson. “This is a great adult learning program that has provided me with a working foundation on how to safely and productively weld. I loved the hands-on instruction which was perfect for adult learners like me,” she said.