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Welding Educators Gather for Campus Summit

A high school welding instructor poses questions about welding-industry interest in the Marcellus Shale gas exploration Jeannette Carter, director of Outreach for K-12 at Penn College, addresses a group of about 30 secondary and post-secondary welding educators Penn College’s Outreach for K-12 Office hosted a Secondary and Postsecondary Welding Educators Summit Monday to discuss a variety of issues in welding education in Pennsylvania. Almost 30 welding educators from across the state attended the event, during which the group discussed issues important to welding education, including professional-development needs, welding-student recruitment and welding opportunities in the Marcellus Shale natural-gas exploration. The event was sponsored by the National Center for Welding Education and Training (Weld-Ed) at Lorain County Community College, Loraine, Ohio, and Penn College, a Weld-Ed regional center.