Classes begin in the new facility on Jan. 8, according to the company.
The center’s opening maintains the company’s role of running the oldest continually operating welding school in the world, according to a press release announcing the new facility.
“This new Welding Technology & Training Center reinforces Lincoln Electric’s dedication to education and the future of welding,” says Jason Scales, manager, education solutions, Lincoln Electric. “We design our welding curriculum and programs to meet the needs of students and educators at every level-from basic welding and teaching techniques through advanced processes, such as robotic automation, specialized code certification, welding theory, welding procedure specifications and more.”
The two-story, 100,000-square-foot-plus center doubles Lincoln’s welding education capacity. The building features a virtual reality training lab with 10 VRTEX Virtual Reality Web Simulation Trainers, 166 welding and cutting booths, six seminar rooms, 13 welding school classrooms, a 100-seat auditorium, an atrium and a reception area.
The Lincoln Electric Welding Technology & Training Center is equipped to help students focus on career pathways and looks to the industry’s future in its programming offerings, the company noted. It will also showcase and integrate Lincoln Electric’s latest technologies and solutions into a comprehensive welding curriculum.
“We know the demand for comprehensive skills and knowledge is higher than ever, and we’re committed to preparing the next generation of welders, managers and industry leaders,” Scales said