Welding students earn credentials

Welding students earn credentials Picture

WESSON- Six Copiah-Lincoln Community College Workforce Education students on the Wesson Campus recently completed the non-credit evening welding course and secured the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Welding CONTREN Level I and II certifications. The program introduces participants to introductory craft skills (Core), Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG), and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW).

Upon successful completion of the Welding Contren® Learning Series, students have the opportunity to earn Level I and II certification through the NCCER. In addition to welding skills, students train for and earn their 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) General Industry. With welders in high demand in the manufacturing, agriculture, and oil industries, Co-Lin’s Workforce Education Division offers evening classes at the Wesson Campus.

Anyone interested in the upcoming welding training courses that start August 17 should complete the application process by August 7. Funding assistance is available through a variety of sources. Additional information about registration and funding may be asked by calling 601.643.8707 or visiting https://workforce.colin.edu/program-info/welding/. Participants must also take the ACT Work Keys Assessment and earn a Bronze level or greater National Career Readiness Certificate.

Copiah-Lincoln Community College Workforce Education Welding program students (top row from left) Corey Baker, Jeffery James, and Louis Stanton all of Brookhaven; (bottom row from left) Blake Burns of Wesson; LaKendrick Harrell of Gloster; and Brian Yarbrough of Crystal Springs recently completed 550 hours of training.