National Center for Welding Education and Training Dedicated at Lorain County Community College

{mosimage}The National Center for Welding Education and Training at Lorain County Community College is a dynamic partnership between business and industry, community and technical colleges, universities, the American Welding Society and government. 

The 4,000 square-foot center was dedicated Thursday, April 22. The center, doing business as Weld-Ed, was recently renovated with support from a $4.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Officials from LCCC were joined by representatives from the National Skills Panel in Maryland, Washington, D.C., California and Alabama as well as by local representatives from General Motors and Lincoln Electric for the dedication ceremony.

Located in the Nord Advanced Technologies Center at LCCC the Weld-Ed portion of the facility has been redesigned to include state-of-the-art welding lab facilities, new classrooms and offices to support the operation.  The lab facilities were built using cutting edge technology in the materials-joining industry through partnerships with the major welding equipment and supply manufacturers.

“This center signifies our national and local response as well as our commitment to the changing nature of our manufacturing environment in a very positive and progressive manner,” said LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church. “Our college’s affiliations with nationally recognized organizations like the National Center for Welding Education and Training, the National Association of Manufacturers and The National Science Foundation is addressing our desire to stay ahead of the curve and develop innovative training and recruitment strategies.”

LCCC is the lead institution for the Weld-Ed initiative that will increase the number of welding technicians to meet workforce demands.  The Center will also promote a comprehensive reform in welding education by providing technologically current educational materials and professional development opportunities to two-year colleges and other educational institutions.

Although the focus will be technician education at community colleges, secondary and post community college education will also be supported through LCCC’s “model of vertical articulation” where students can take coursework while still in high school, secure their associate’s degree at LCCC and their bachelor’s degree through the University Partnership.

The Weld-Ed center provides education that is driven by industry needs through a network of regional partners. Educator workshops are offered at convenient regional locations and online courses are supplemented by national conferences, print media, and web casts.  Instructors are able to exchange ideas, thus bringing synergistic benefits to the center and its members. They will be exposed to state-of-the-art equipment via demonstrations at their institutions; web casts of live demonstrations; and/or travel to modern factories where their students will eventually work.

The partner institutions of higher education include:

  • Chattanooga State Tech Community College
  • Honolulu Community College
  • Illinois Central College
  • The Ohio State University 
  • North Dakota Sate College of Science
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology 
  • Texas State Technical College 
  • Weber State University 
  • Yuba College

Joining the partner colleges is the American Welding Society (AWS), the primary professional society for welding worldwide. AWS has had significant education programs for decades.  AWS has ready-made dissemination networks through its education committees and partners. Other partners are Lockheed-Martin.

LCCC is also the only approved provider in Ohio for the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC). Planned collaboration between the Center and the MSSC will address education reform to foster implementation of national skills standards. Allied processes such as brazing, soldering, cutting, and thermal spraying (coating) will be part of the Center’s scope. Students with physical disabilities will have more opportunities when working with automated systems.

LCCC is also home to the Materials Joining Institute that provides customized training for industry as well as non- credit and credit certificates and associate degrees for new students and those in need of skills updates.

Highlights of the Renovated Weld-Ed Lab on the LCCC Campus

  • The area of the lab is increased from 2000 square feet to 4000 square feet. 
  • Includes interactive video distance learning compatible classrooms with SMART boards.
  • Includes a new CNC Plasma cutting table and Plasma cutter.
  • Includes the capability of live feed welding from the lab.
  • Includes four handicap accessible booths in the lab.
  • Includes a new Robotic welding cell.
  • Multiple welding processes available in the booths
  • Increased Gas Tungsten Arc Weld from 6 booths to 14 booths

 

National Center for Welding Education and Training Dedicated at Lorain County Community College

{mosimage}The National Center for Welding Education and Training at Lorain County Community College is a dynamic partnership between business and industry, community and technical colleges, universities, the American Welding Society and government. 

The 4,000 square-foot center was dedicated Thursday, April 22. The center, doing business as Weld-Ed, was recently renovated with support from a $4.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Officials from LCCC were joined by representatives from the National Skills Panel in Maryland, Washington, D.C., California and Alabama as well as by local representatives from General Motors and Lincoln Electric for the dedication ceremony.

Located in the Nord Advanced Technologies Center at LCCC the Weld-Ed portion of the facility has been redesigned to include state-of-the-art welding lab facilities, new classrooms and offices to support the operation.  The lab facilities were built using cutting edge technology in the materials-joining industry through partnerships with the major welding equipment and supply manufacturers.

“This center signifies our national and local response as well as our commitment to the changing nature of our manufacturing environment in a very positive and progressive manner,” said LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church. “Our college’s affiliations with nationally recognized organizations like the National Center for Welding Education and Training, the National Association of Manufacturers and The National Science Foundation is addressing our desire to stay ahead of the curve and develop innovative training and recruitment strategies.”

LCCC is the lead institution for the Weld-Ed initiative that will increase the number of welding technicians to meet workforce demands.  The Center will also promote a comprehensive reform in welding education by providing technologically current educational materials and professional development opportunities to two-year colleges and other educational institutions.

Although the focus will be technician education at community colleges, secondary and post community college education will also be supported through LCCC’s “model of vertical articulation” where students can take coursework while still in high school, secure their associate’s degree at LCCC and their bachelor’s degree through the University Partnership.

The Weld-Ed center provides education that is driven by industry needs through a network of regional partners. Educator workshops are offered at convenient regional locations and online courses are supplemented by national conferences, print media, and web casts.  Instructors are able to exchange ideas, thus bringing synergistic benefits to the center and its members. They will be exposed to state-of-the-art equipment via demonstrations at their institutions; web casts of live demonstrations; and/or travel to modern factories where their students will eventually work.

The partner institutions of higher education include:

  • Chattanooga State Tech Community College
  • Honolulu Community College
  • Illinois Central College
  • The Ohio State University 
  • North Dakota Sate College of Science
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology 
  • Texas State Technical College 
  • Weber State University 
  • Yuba College

Joining the partner colleges is the American Welding Society (AWS), the primary professional society for welding worldwide. AWS has had significant education programs for decades.  AWS has ready-made dissemination networks through its education committees and partners. Other partners are Lockheed-Martin.

LCCC is also the only approved provider in Ohio for the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC). Planned collaboration between the Center and the MSSC will address education reform to foster implementation of national skills standards. Allied processes such as brazing, soldering, cutting, and thermal spraying (coating) will be part of the Center’s scope. Students with physical disabilities will have more opportunities when working with automated systems.

LCCC is also home to the Materials Joining Institute that provides customized training for industry as well as non- credit and credit certificates and associate degrees for new students and those in need of skills updates.

Highlights of the Renovated Weld-Ed Lab on the LCCC Campus

  • The area of the lab is increased from 2000 square feet to 4000 square feet. 
  • Includes interactive video distance learning compatible classrooms with SMART boards.
  • Includes a new CNC Plasma cutting table and Plasma cutter.
  • Includes the capability of live feed welding from the lab.
  • Includes four handicap accessible booths in the lab.
  • Includes a new Robotic welding cell.
  • Multiple welding processes available in the booths
  • Increased Gas Tungsten Arc Weld from 6 booths to 14 booths

 

National Center for Welding Education and Training Dedicated at Lorain County Community College

{mosimage}The National Center for Welding Education and Training at Lorain County Community College is a dynamic partnership between business and industry, community and technical colleges, universities, the American Welding Society and government. 

The 4,000 square-foot center was dedicated Thursday, April 22. The center, doing business as Weld-Ed, was recently renovated with support from a $4.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Officials from LCCC were joined by representatives from the National Skills Panel in Maryland, Washington, D.C., California and Alabama as well as by local representatives from General Motors and Lincoln Electric for the dedication ceremony.

Located in the Nord Advanced Technologies Center at LCCC the Weld-Ed portion of the facility has been redesigned to include state-of-the-art welding lab facilities, new classrooms and offices to support the operation.  The lab facilities were built using cutting edge technology in the materials-joining industry through partnerships with the major welding equipment and supply manufacturers.

“This center signifies our national and local response as well as our commitment to the changing nature of our manufacturing environment in a very positive and progressive manner,” said LCCC President Dr. Roy A. Church. “Our college’s affiliations with nationally recognized organizations like the National Center for Welding Education and Training, the National Association of Manufacturers and The National Science Foundation is addressing our desire to stay ahead of the curve and develop innovative training and recruitment strategies.”

LCCC is the lead institution for the Weld-Ed initiative that will increase the number of welding technicians to meet workforce demands.  The Center will also promote a comprehensive reform in welding education by providing technologically current educational materials and professional development opportunities to two-year colleges and other educational institutions.

Although the focus will be technician education at community colleges, secondary and post community college education will also be supported through LCCC’s “model of vertical articulation” where students can take coursework while still in high school, secure their associate’s degree at LCCC and their bachelor’s degree through the University Partnership.

The Weld-Ed center provides education that is driven by industry needs through a network of regional partners. Educator workshops are offered at convenient regional locations and online courses are supplemented by national conferences, print media, and web casts.  Instructors are able to exchange ideas, thus bringing synergistic benefits to the center and its members. They will be exposed to state-of-the-art equipment via demonstrations at their institutions; web casts of live demonstrations; and/or travel to modern factories where their students will eventually work.

The partner institutions of higher education include:

  • Chattanooga State Tech Community College
  • Honolulu Community College
  • Illinois Central College
  • The Ohio State University 
  • North Dakota Sate College of Science
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology 
  • Texas State Technical College 
  • Weber State University 
  • Yuba College

Joining the partner colleges is the American Welding Society (AWS), the primary professional society for welding worldwide. AWS has had significant education programs for decades.  AWS has ready-made dissemination networks through its education committees and partners. Other partners are Lockheed-Martin.

LCCC is also the only approved provider in Ohio for the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC). Planned collaboration between the Center and the MSSC will address education reform to foster implementation of national skills standards. Allied processes such as brazing, soldering, cutting, and thermal spraying (coating) will be part of the Center’s scope. Students with physical disabilities will have more opportunities when working with automated systems.

LCCC is also home to the Materials Joining Institute that provides customized training for industry as well as non- credit and credit certificates and associate degrees for new students and those in need of skills updates.

Highlights of the Renovated Weld-Ed Lab on the LCCC Campus

  • The area of the lab is increased from 2000 square feet to 4000 square feet. 
  • Includes interactive video distance learning compatible classrooms with SMART boards.
  • Includes a new CNC Plasma cutting table and Plasma cutter.
  • Includes the capability of live feed welding from the lab.
  • Includes four handicap accessible booths in the lab.
  • Includes a new Robotic welding cell.
  • Multiple welding processes available in the booths
  • Increased Gas Tungsten Arc Weld from 6 booths to 14 booths

 

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