Commemorating the 100th anniversary of its legacy welding school, Lincoln Electric will open its new Welding Technology & Training Center in January. Classes begin on Jan. 8 in the new facility, which is located on the company’s Euclid, Ohio, campus.
The two-story, 100,000-square-feet-plus facility 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.
“This new Welding Technology & Training Center reinforces Lincoln Electric’s dedication to education and the future of welding,” said Jason Scales, manager of 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 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, according to the company. It also will 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.
For more information, visit Lincoln Electric’s Education Solutions website.