First students to take welding test


Welding-test12.17.jpg Butler Community College welding student Robert Gilkey of Marion (left) shows David Tucker (middle), welding instructor in Hillsboro, and Matt Galbraith, lead welding instructor at El Dorado, how to weld a cross-section onto a metal plate. Gilkey and two other students, Troy Kahn and Chester Shaw, were ready Dec. 8 to be the first students at the welding center to undergo certification testing. Unfortunately, problems developed with the testing equipment and the procedure under which the students were to be tested. The students are rescheduled for testing sometime this week. The three will be tested over three elements: Oxy-fuel and plasma cutting equipment, blueprint-reading, and gas metal arc welding.

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