Congratulations to August Graduates

WTEC August 2010 Graduates

Congratulations to our August 2010 graduating class!

We are wishing them prosperous careers as newly American Welding Society Certified Welders.

In our brief graduation ceremony, Lesa Ward, Training Assistant at Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC), presented certificates of completion to:

  • James Atchley of Kalamazoo, MI
  • Leroy Weatherspoon¬† of Kalamazoo, MI
  • Steve Congdon of Marcellus, MI

Mike Bumgarner of Bumgarner Welding & Inspection in Washington, IN was here to administer the American Welding Society certification testing.

WTEC has expanded its range, and is working with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to offer courses through the state of Indiana. Now, unemployed or displaced workers in Indiana can get funding through WorkOne. WTEC is also a participant of the “No Worker Left Behind” program in Michigan. Check with Michigan Works and WorkOne to see other funding options for this high-skilled, high-demand training.

About WTEC

The Welding Technology Education Center (WTEC) was born from industry need to fulfill industry need. WTEC is an American Welding Society Educational Institution member located at Fab Masters Company, Inc. in Marcellus, Michigan. Due to experiencing firsthand the shortage of skilled welders, Fab Masters President & CEO Ron Troxell decided to start his own welding training program. As a result, WTEC courses are designed with employers’ requirements in mind. Instructors then teach the theory and facilitate the hands-on lab practice needed for students to become capable of producing high quality welds. Consequently, WTEC is confident our graduates gain the welding skills needed to enter production or industry-level positions.

WTEC partners with Michigan Works to provide training to unemployed and displaced workers.

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