Now that the hustle and bustle of the beginning of the school year is behind us, there is more time to fill you in on where this class is going. Hopefully you have been filled in, but just in case, we have been working hard developing our skills in shielded metal arc welding and oxygen acetylene welding in the first year portion of the class. I have given the second year students the task of deciding what they want due by the end of the semester as they know the processes but just need more practice.
Sometime in December or early January we will take a field trip to a welding shop in the area, if you have any suggestions I am all ears. Later this winter we will be competing in SkillsUSA at Bay College, where students compete against other CTE students from around the UP.
New this year, I am now a Certified Welding Inspector so this means that I am able to certify students to the American Welding Society code so they can leave class with proof that they have an employable skill.
A few things to remember:
On most Wednesdays, I stay until 5:00pm for open shop, so if your student is falling behind this is a great opportunity to make up work and get ahead, or just work on fun projects.
If your student is enrolled in, and passes two years of welding here at the ISD they will receive 7 credits at Bay College towards their welding certificate as long as all criteria for the articulated credit are met by the student.
Be thinking of projects your student may want to make, projects where they can apply what they are learning are often the best methods to reach comprehension.
Ever wonder what your student is doing in class??? Below are some examples of their daily assignments: