Weekly Welding Roundup-Welding News

A new 5,500 pound sculpture has been welding by artist Po Shu Wang for the expanded Mayo Civic Center. Construction crews have installed it in its current location, but it is not year ready for the public.

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Wang shared that the sculpture can be used to create music and light shows with a keyboard in a kiosk inside the Civic Center. According to Wang, “People will be able to type in messages, which will be translated into braille. The braille dots will then be assigned to a musical scale. The resulting music with lighting will be activated around both bases of the 30-foot-long sculpture.”

The end result will be a sculpture in a popular public space that invites interaction and creativity for all who encounter it. Wang hopes that strangers will find ways to be creative together.

Welding Industry

Woman Becomes First Female Fitter at CS Energy
“BRIANNA PIDGEON is breaking down social barriers and making history. The 20-year-old Biloela woman is nearing her first-year anniversary of a four-year fitter and turner apprenticeship at CS Energy’s Callide Power Station.

Ms Pidgeon started her new career in January and is the first female fitter and turner apprentice for CS Energy over their 30-year history. ‘I was looking for a full time job for a while and applied for many apprenticeships in Gladstone but branched out to Biloela (my old home town) and fate made it happen,’ she said.”

Welding Education

Boy Scouts Earn Welding Merit Badge
“Victoria College’s Gonzales Center helped a nearby Boy Scouts Troop complete a merit badge requirement and experience a new industrial trade in the process. Victoria College Industrial Programs Director Dwayne Maly and Michael Wilson, a welding instructor at VC’s Gonzales Center, spent a pair of Saturdays helping 13 members of Boy Scouts Troop 231 of Shiner acquire a Welding Merit Badge.”

Oregon Makes Big Investment in Job Training in School
“A $382,226 state-funded grant will help the Southern Oregon Education Service District bring new career-readiness programs to Jackson County students as soon as next year.

The programs will be new to this region, but some are familiar to the service district, which works with 13 school districts across Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties. The SOESD first launched the Southern Oregon Air Academy in 2015 as a summer camp for Grants Pass middle-schoolers. The students learn how to fly drones and some basics of aerodynamics, and end the experience in a flight over Grants Pass accompanying a pilot. Through hands-on learning, that camp gives students a window into careers falling under the umbrella of science, technology, engineering, arts and math — often grouped as STEAM careers.”

Citadel Adds Welding Degree to Programs
“The Citadel plans to offer a bachelor of science degree in construction engineering, accepting applications in the spring and beginning classes next fall. The new program won approval from the S.C. Commission on Higher Education on Thursday, a decision that marks a larger shift in the public military college’s focus.

The Citadel School of Engineering has more than doubled its offerings in the past five years while increasing its enrollment by 50 percent.”

Welding Jobs

Former Inmate Shares Benefits of Welding Program Behind Bars
“Hawthorne earned a certificate in gas, metal and arc welding and said his former employer in Macon offered him his welding job back. Hawthorne put the company off, saying he had to go take care of something first. He did that Friday when he picked up his certificate. ‘“I’m going to get that job plus three or four more bucks an hour because of a piece of paper,’ he told the graduates.”

Welding Events

International Brazing and Soldering Conference (IBSC) 2018
Apr 15, 2018 – Apr 18, 2018

“The IBSC remains the premier event for the brazing and soldering community. For years, the IBSC has provided professionals, scientists and engineers involved in the research, development and application of brazing and soldering, a unique networking and idea-exchange forum.”

Welding Gone Wrong

Car Repair Shop Burns Down in Utica, NY
“According to officials the fire initially started in the rear of 335 South St. where Nevres Kar Service is located. This is a car repair shop on the corner of South St. and Seymour Ave. Officials also said, due to the extremely high winds the fire spread quickly to neighboring houses on Dudley Ave.”

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