Welcome to Welding Technology
Here at LaPorte County Career & Tech Ed. we strive to help young students become skilled professional adults. In the Welding Technology class, students work under the AWS (American Welding Society) standard, which is an internationally recognized standard for welding. Through the AWS the students will work towards an "AWS Entry Level One Certification".
Students also have the chance to receive dual credit from Ivy Tech.
Here at LPCCTE we are proud to be a part of the student organization SkillsUSA where they have the chance at attending leadership conferences along with vocational skills based competitions ranging from our field of Welding to Job Interview skills. In the past years we have had students place in the top 5 of their competitions which the students gain bragging rights for their skills, but also win equipment and scholarships. Here is a link to a quick video for the national leadership conference:https://youtu.be/PoaIoiLQuaY
We also have a very strong relationship with the Local 597 Pipe Fitters who's training facility is in Illinois and their foot print covers 4 states. They hold 2 welding competitions a year that students that are interested have the opportunity to go to and also have hired students straight out of class.
Every 2 years we take a field trip to Chicago to attend the FABTECH welding trade show where they get to see the state of the art upcoming equipment in the welding industry along with have the opportunity to try out some machines.