Welding faculty teach the teachers

Published 05.14.2024

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Just a few days following the conclusion of the Spring semester, Pennsylvania College of Technology welding faculty returned to their 55,000-square-foot lab to offer training for 10 high school educators from throughout the state.

The teachers spent two days learning about gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and advanced welding technology such as the college’s electron beam welder. According to James N. Colton, assistant professor of welding and co-department head, this marked the third year that Penn College has offered the training.

The educators represented schools from the following counties: Armstrong, Bradford, Butler, Clearfield, Lycoming, Montgomery, Northumberland, Tioga and York.

Miller Electric, a Penn College Corporate Tomorrow Maker, sponsored the training.

Kenneth Lyle (left) and Izak Turner (back turned) learn about Penn College’s electron beam welder from Ryan P. Good, assistant professor of welding. Lyle teaches for the Red Lion Area School District, and Turner is on the staff at Jersey Shore Area High School. (Photo provided by Courtney E. Dunne, coordinator of academic engagement for engineering technologies.)