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Published on May 18, 2017

Maysville, KY—The welding lab on the Maysville Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College is undergoing a complete makeover. The renovated lab will provide more space to accommodate more students and provide a state of the art learning environment.

In preparation for the next accelerated cohort that will begin in September, individual booths have been built to ensure that each student will have a personal space without interference from other lab activities. 

All gasses will be piped in from an outside header system to each welding station allowing for more flexibility within that station and adding additional space within the lab. “Our new setup provides maximum student safety by eliminating most compressed gas cylinders from the shop,” stated MCTC’s Welding Program Coordinator Dean Howard. An additional grinding station and new state of the art ventilation system has been installed to remove the maximum amount of fumes omitted from the welding processes. 

Students completing the 6-month program will receive the KCTCS American Welding Society National Skills Standards-Level 1 certificate and be proficient in the following areas: MIG Welding, TIG Welding, Oxyfuel Welding, Blueprint Reading, Cutting Systems, OSHA 30 Certification and CPR/First Aid Certification.

Additionally, students receive personalized assistance from the MCTC Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning with interviewing skills, resume writing and job searching.  “We are not only training welders, we are also building well-rounded employees who show up on time, respect authority, work well in teams, and can be depended upon to do their best in a safe manner,” stated Howard. “Our student’s success is in their hands; there is a plethora of opportunity out there so it boils down to how bad they want it.”

To enroll or learn more information about the MCTC welding program, contact Workforce Solutions at (606) 759-7141, ext. 66120 or Enrollment Services at (606) 759-7141, ext. 66138.

Pictured: Workers are busy getting the MCTC welding lab in working order for the fall cohort.