HCC Becomes Member of the American Welding Society
Henderson Community College announced that it has joined the American Welding Society
as an Educational Institution Member.
Partnering with the American Welding Society will help Henderson Community College train welding professionals with the most complete skill set and up-to-date technical knowledge in their field, said Dr. Kristin T. Williams, PhD, President and CEO of Henderson Community College. Dr. Williams also stated, We are very grateful for the support from our partnering industries, and Henderson Community College is excited about its role as an important resource for area businesses.
Henderson Community College is taking other steps to engage the American Welding Society. For example, the College has partnered with Alliance Coal, LLC, Pittsburgh Tank and Tower Company, Inc. and Ohio Valley Marine Service, Inc. and applied for a Workforce Development Grant from the American Welding Society Foundation. The proceeds of the grant will help recruit and train entry level welders and provide existing welders with specific specialized training to assist welder workforce needs for the partnering companies.
Henderson Community College has also created a Welding Advisory Board to help it meet
the growing need for qualified welders and industrial technicians. Made up of area
businesses active in these disciplines, the Welding Advisory Board will monitor learning
plans and class agendas to help ensure students are trained to the highest industry
standards. Members of the Henderson Community College Welding Advisory Board include
Alliance Coal, LLC, Big Rivers Electric Corp., Henderson-Henderson County Chamber
of Commerce, Hercules Manufacturing Company, Northwest Kentucky Forward, Ohio Valley
Marine Service Inc., Pittsburgh Tank amp; Tower/Allstate Tower, Royster's Machine
Shop, LLC as well as former students Jason M. Martin and John A. Nalley.