Fla. (January 3, 2013) - Tallahassee Community College and neighboring Lively
Technical Center are teaming up to offer a postsecondary adult vocational
(PSAV) certificate program in applied welding technologies starting January 22,
new program will target adults who are interested in upgrading their current
skills or acquiring a different skill set for a new occupation.
better meet the needs of its prospective students, the class will be offered in
the evening. Another plus for students is location. While classroom delivery
will take place on TCC’s main campus, labs will be held at Lively’s state of
the art welding laboratory.
is excited to partner with Lively Technical Center on a world class program for
our students,” said TCC President Jim Murdaugh. “By making their equipment and
expertise available, students will receive the hands on training needed to
prepare for welding careers.”
Leon County Schools Superintendant Jackie Pons, "This partnership will
prepare individuals to enter the workforce in a high demand field. Leon
County has a world class school system that extends beyond k-12 and this
partnership is just another example of the great relationship between TCC and Leon County
of Florida data reflects that within Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties alone,
welders will have a total positive growth of 3.08 percent and earned a mean
wage of $13.84/hour and an entry level wage of $9.92/hour.
program will prepare students for employment as welders, pipefitters, cutters
and welding machine operators. Students who complete the certificate program
will be eligible to receive a 10-Hour 1926 OSHA Card, apply for industry
recognized certifications (National Center for Construction Education and
Research) and sit for industry recognized welding exams leading to
certification (American Welding Society).
five-semester program, totaling 1,170 contact hours, begins January 22 and will
be offered from 6-10 p.m., Monday through Thursday. A limited number of seats
For more information on this program, please contact
Alison Denny, TCC Trades Program Coordinator, at (850) 201-6105 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.