Graduate Profile: Ian

Another former student stopped by and is pursuing a career in welding.  I have had a lot of graduates stop by recently.  This is an unusual amount in such a short amount of time.

  • When did you graduate from Arts and Tech?

2015, last year

  • How long did you take manufacturing classes here?

3 years, or 6 class periods

  • What types of projects did you do when you were here?

I mostly focused on welding skill building.

  • Now that you have graduated, what are you doing?

I had a job in welding after I graduated, but moved on.

  • How has this class prepared you for your future?

I worked on welding skills.  TIG, MIG, Arc, CNC plasma, oxy/fuel and fabrication skills.  I liked watching youtube videos and reading welding books at home at practicing at class.

  • What was your favorite part of being in this class?

Being able to work on what I felt needed to be worked on.

  • If you had one more year in the shop, what would you make or learn?

A lot more stick welding.  A lot of jobs out there for that.

  • Do you have any advice for our younger shop students?

Learn a trade.

Here is a selection of Ian’s old work.







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