July 22, 2019
The ability for students to work with their hands and build a variety of objects is why people enroll into the welding program at the Tallahassee Community College Kim B. Williams Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC). Dylan Sutton, the Welding Lab Assistant at the College said the small class sizes offered at TCC also attracts students who are looking for one-on-one training.
“Our class sizes are generally smaller and we intentionally structure them that way so they get better teacher-to-student ratios,” Sutton said. “We also have night classes for almost all of our classes at AMTC. We purposefully schedule our classes later for working adults.”
Sutton said the welding program allows for its graduates to excel in any environment. Some of the welding graduates currently work for welding unions and small businesses.
“With this trade you can go anywhere around the world with this skill set,” Sutton said. “You can create your own business and be completely independent. Students can attend the classes, excel and create their own future out of it.”
For Sutton, he says it’s really enjoyable to watch students have that ‘light bulb’ moment in class and finally grasp a concept. “At the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, we’re pushing the cutting edge,” Sutton said. “We’re trying to use the most up-to-date techniques and processes to give these people the best opportunity they have whenever they graduate.”
The welding program ranges from nine months to a year depending on how quickly a student understands and progresses through each concept.
To learn more about the welding program or other TCC2WORK opportunities that have trained and employed more than 160,000 people, visit TCC2WORK.com or call 1-833-TCC-JOBS.