BC welding certification day offers

BC welding certification day offers opportunities for students

BC welding certification day offers opportunities for students

Mon Jun 5, 2017

BC welding certification day offers opportunities for students

Students, volunteers, staff and community members pose for a photo recently during the Brazosport College Welding Certification Day. A total of 61 students participated in the event, with 79 total awards earned.

A total of 61 students recently visited Brazosport College on its fourth-annual welding certification day.

During the event, students had the opportunity to be tested on their welding skills and become certified. A total of 114 tests were administered, with 79 certifications earned

“It’s incredible that, given the testing rigors of three types of inspections, we had so many certifications awarded,” said Jay Barr, Brazosport College Welding Program Coordinator. “Our student welders are getting better and better.”  

“It’s rewarding to see the passion and excitement that these students bring,” added Beth Cassidy, Brazosport College Director of Workforce Development and School Partnerships. “These kids are nervous and stressed by the process and take it very seriously.  They leave the event encouraged by the professionals that spend their day with them.”  

The event was also highlighted by a tremendous amount of community support.

A total of 26 CWI professionals served as inspectors for the students, while TEAM Industrial Services, Versa and NDIC brought trucks to complete Radiographic Testing (RT) and Ultrasonic Testing (UT) of welds. CWI inspectors also visited from Dow Chemical Company, Zachry, Bohler Welding and GE Inspection Technologies.  

Sponsors included ABC Contractors, Boehler, The Brock Group, Freeport Welding, Gas and Supply-Freeport, the Infinity/Wood Group Lincoln Electric, Mejia Supply, Process Environments and Turner Industries.

For more information on Brazosport College or its welding program, call (979) 230-3000.