High school students can try out a lucrative career field – welding – at a special four-day camp held at the Workforce Training Solutions Building in Greeneville. The camp is made possible through a grant with from the Niswonger Stem LD program.

The camp meets 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 18-21. Students will receive 20 hours of training in gas metal art (MiG) welding and shielded metal art (stick) welding. The camp is open to rising high school freshman through seniors. The cost is $199.

Students will also have to chance to try out some other careers through virtual reality goggles.

“This camp will introduce students to two very common welding processes,” Dr. Anita Ricker, assistant dean of the college’s Division of Workforce Training, said. “This camp is hands-on camp with time spend every day in the welding lab with an emphasis on safety.”

No previous experience is required. Students will actually learn the basic skills used in welding. The class also introduces students to equipment and industry standards.

For more information or to register for the camp, contact Kellie Hendrix at Kellie.Hendrix@ws.edu or 423-798-7988.

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