BC welding certification day offers students big opportunities

BC welding certification day offers students big opportunities

Mon Jun 6, 2016

Students, volunteers and staff members pose for a photo recently during the Brazosport College Welding Certification Day. A total of 67 students participated in the event, with 77 total awards earned.

A total of 67 students recently visited Brazosport College on its annual welding certification day.

During the event, students had the opportunity to be tested on their welding skills and become certified.

Nine high schools participated in the College’s certification day, with students earning 77 total awards. Participating high schools included Angleton, Brazosport, Brazoswood, Columbia, Sweeny, Foster, George Ranch, Lamar Consolidated and B.F. Terry.

“Opportunities have been created for these students by the combined efforts of many people,” said Beth Cassidy, Brazosport College Director of Workforce Development and School Partnerships. “It’s inspiring to see the passion of the volunteers and teachers serving so these students can begin their journey to productive welding careers.”

Twelve certified welding inspectors also volunteered their time, including volunteers from Dow Chemical Co., ICS General Contractors, Infinity Construction Services, JVIC, Performance Contractors, Versa Integrity Group and Zachry.

Businesses contributing materials, food and other funding included Lincoln Electric, Mejia Industrial Supply, PEI, Sawyer Manufacturing and Vardeman IWS Gas & Supply.

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