I have 30 + years of welding and commercial construction industry experience. I am certified (SMAW) welder. I moved up to Field Superintendent, through the years providing mentorship for many younger craftsmen. I have been happily married for 43 years. I enjoy spending time with my 6 grandchildren and golfing in my spare time.
Shop Personel Protective Equipment (PPE)
Basic clothing for welders should offer protection from sparks, heat, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation from electric arc. Shirts should be made of a tight weave fabric (100% cotton works well) have long sleeves, pocket flaps, and a collar. Pants must not have cuffs, holes or frayed edges and should fit so they hang straight down the leg, touching the shoe tops without a crease. (Heavy blue jeans such as wranglers or rustlers, etc. no dress jeans) Never wear polyester or other synthetic fibers. High top (6" high) leather safety shoes or boots are required. There is a $50 lab fee, paid with School Bucks.
To prepare the students to enter the work force or post secondary academics. The students will develop team building, personal skills and traits. They will learn about the welding processes (SMAW,GTAW,GMAW & FCAW) and cutting torch applications.