Lincoln Electric Sponsors Welding Training Facility

Mar 24, 2014

Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric has joined forces with Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in Pewaukee, Wis., to open a welding demonstration and training facility.

The Lincoln Electric-sponsored WCTC program, called Southeastern Wisconsin Training Center, was outfitted with the latest Lincoln Electric welding, cutting and fume control equipment and technology, according to the company. The 4,000-square-foot welding lab features 55 new Lincoln electric welding stations, enhancing the college’s total welding lab space to about 8,000 square feet, with 93 welding stations.

“The new training center is a win-win for WCTC, its students and Lincoln Electric,” said Bob Dempsey, district sales manager for Lincoln Electric. “The college benefits from a full complement of updated equipment addressing every commonly used arc welding process, as well as a comprehensive fume control system. Working with the latest high-technology equipment, the students are better prepared for employment in a number of industries. We are also excited to introduce our industrial customers to the facility for product demonstrations, and more importantly, to do our part to build awareness among prospective employers for the WCTC program and its fabrication graduates.”

There are currently 250 students in enrolled in the school’s welding programs, according to Lincoln Electric.

“Partnering with Lincoln Electric allows WCTC to continue to grow and expand our welding programs and meet the needs of local industry,” said Mike Shiels, dean of the WCTC School of Applied Technologies.

As part of the agreement between Lincoln Electric and WCTC, the Southeastern Wisconsin Training Center provides a venue for the manufacturer to conduct customer seminars and training for new products, cost reduction, productivity/process improvements, automation and engineering design, as well as offer continuing education for existing customers and distributors.

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