NEW RIVER, NICHOLAS COUNTY CAREER CENTER BRING ACCELERATED WELDING PROGRAM TO NICHOLAS COUNTY

[SUMMERSVILLE W.VA.] New River Community and Technical College and the Nicholas County Career and Technical Center have partnered to offer a short-term certificate program in the popular and growing welding field.

The Accelerated Welding Program is a 10-week course designed to introduce welding concepts for the beginning to intermediate welder. Classes will be on Monday and Thursday evenings from 5-8 p.m. at the Nicholas County Career and Technical Center (Vo-Tech) in Craigsville. The program will begin on Oct. 7 and conclude on Dec. 19.

Accelerated Welding will feature instruction in a multitude of areas in the welding industry. It is ideal for those looking to add job skills to their resume, start a career or just gain a better knowledge and practical instruction. The curriculum includes Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Basic Rigging, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, Introduction to Materials Handling, Welding Safety, Oxyfuel Cutting and Plasma Arc Cutting.

Tuition is $500, including supplies and all fees. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. An information session will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the Career Center. A financial aid representative will be available to discuss options and assist students with aid applications. Prospective students can obtain more information by calling New River's Office of Workforce Education in Summersville at (304) 883-2446.

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