Jones Faculty was one among 11 academic establishments — the one Mississippi college — to obtain a $25,000 grant from the American Welding Society’s Basis. The grant was awarded with the intention of those establishments making enhancements, investing in capital objects equivalent to welding or metalworking tools or buy/improve computer systems or computer-based coaching methods.
Welding is crucial to the American manufacturing, building and power infrastructure. A talented welder is an important element in rebuilding the American workforce.
“We applaud the dedication Jones County Junior Faculty has demonstrated in increasing their welding education schemes and services, their dedication to the welding business, and cultivating the subsequent era of welding technicians and professionals via training is inspiring,” mentioned Monica Pfarr, government director of the American Welding Society.
As an expert welder and the Jones Faculty’s Dean of Profession and Technical Schooling, Rod Tolbert mentioned the extra welding tools will present extra alternatives for college students to get hands-on-training, minimizing down time ready within the store.
“This grant will permit the welding program to be extra environment friendly within the circulate of labor via the store, in addition to giving college students the chance to make the most of the most recent tools out there,” Tolbert mentioned. “The workforce hole for skilled welders is predicted to develop exponentially over the subsequent decade. Jones Faculty is right here to shut that hole by growing pupil recruitment, graduates and supplying the welding business with expert welders.”
Buying three multi-process welder machines, wire feeders for the machines and two plasma cutters is predicted to assist mitigate the welding workforce demand by providing extra college students the chance to develop into expert welders. This state-of-the-art tools, together with the up to date welding machines and the extra plasma cutters, are crucial to the manufacturing business are important parts to rebuilding the American workforce, Tolbert mentioned.
“Sometimes, Jones Faculty’s welding packages have about 40-50 college students full this system with most being employed upon commencement,” he mentioned. “The extra tools bought with the AWS Basis Grant will allow JC to enroll as much as 120 college students in all three pathways.”
Jones Faculty presents day and night time courses and three diploma choices for welding college students, together with a two-semester profession certificates, a three-semester technical welding certificates and a four-semester affiliate in utilized science diploma. Moreover, there are welding certificates choices and specialised business coaching via Workforce Faculty.
For extra about Jones Faculty’s welding packages, go to https://www.jcjc.edu/packages/welding/ or https://www.jcjc.edu/workforce/packages/welding/