NEW RIVER OFFERS METAL ART CLASS IN GHENT

[GHENT, W. VA.] New River Community and Technical College will offer a unique Metal Art course beginning Oct. 1 at the Advanced Technology Center in Ghent, W. Va. Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. through Nov. 5.

Metal Art combines metalworking with imagination in a safe and fun environment. Students will use an oxy-fuel torch, plasma cutter and weld basics in one of a variety of welding disciplines. Participants will produce a project to take home

The class will be taught by New River welding instructor Brad Veneri. He is an American Welding Society Certified Welding Educator as well as Certified Assistant Welding Inspector and has more than 20 years of welding experience. Veneri attended WVU at Parkersburg, where he earned an associate degree in welding technology.

The tuition includes materials, use of machinery and the use of some personal protective equipment. Each student will leave with basic cutting and welding knowledge as well as the know-how to transform ideas from imagination into metal.

The Metal Art course is open to those of any age wanting to learn a new skill. Tuition is $215, and there is a $150 supply fee. Call Ken Lester in the New River Office of Workforce Education at (304) 929-3313 to for more information or to register.

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The deadline to apply for spring 2016 graduation is Friday, Nov. 11.  Your application must be in the Registrar’s Office or the Business Office on your campus by this date. Applications are available online or from your advisor. Make sure to see your advisor before submitting your application.