Training center to host welding education partners

Published 2:09 pm Wednesday, August 7, 2013


SOUTH POINT — Representatives from Lorain County Community College will meet with business leaders, representatives from The Point industrial park, Ohio Strategic Training Center and Ohio University on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Greater Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce in South Point to discuss plans to bring a new welder training program to The Point.

Weld-Ed is a national partnership of colleges, universities, professional societies, government and private industries committed to increasing the number of welding and materials-joining technicians to meet industry demand. Dr. Scott Howard, center director, said the partnership works great for OSTC because of a common shared goal – increasing the number of welders to meet the ongoing workforce needs of the region.

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Lorain and the OSTC were each awarded a $1 million budget earmark by the Ohio Board of Regents to establish portable welder training facilities equipped with cutting edge welder training tools, Howard said.

The OTSC will also host the Lorain representatives today for a formal dinner to welcome them to the area and discuss the following day’s events.

Anyone seeking more information can contact Howard, OSTC director at 740-377-4550 or Shane Arrington, marketing director, at 740-377-4550 or