WELDING STUDENTS TO BE TRAINED BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Welding students at City of Wolverhampton College are to benefit from specialist training by industry experts at a world leading manufacturing company.
Around thirty students who are studying for fabrication and welding qualifications at the college will be receiving training on flux cored and metal cored processes provided by staff from voestalpine Bohler Welding UK at the Paget Road campus on Thursday (April 16).
The company, based in Oldbury, engineers and manufactures welding consumables for the petro chemical, offshore, ship building, power generation, transport and mining industries, and is providing the training free of charge after being impressed with college’s courses and facilities and how it is teaching students the skills they need for a career in the industry.
Stuart Pearce, Midlands area sales manager for voestalpine Bohler Welding UK, said: “We appreciate that the time and investment needed to develop the next generation of welders is vitally important to the region and are therefore happy to offer our vast resource of knowledge and expertise free of charge to students and staff at the college.”
Andy Cartwright, head of school for technology at the college, said: “We are extremely grateful to the company for offering us the training which will enable our students to gain specialist skills and impress employers when they are looking for jobs in the industry in the future.”