What's happening at Sussex Tech?

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:20

A look at the welding manufacturing technology program Sparta — The welding manufacturing technology program is one of 21 programs available at the school. Students in this program get the basic knowledge and skill level used in welding manufacturing technologies today. Students receive instruction in personal and shop safety, tool usage, layout and design, cutting metal on a shear, and oxy-acetylene cutting/welding while making special projects. Each student completes welding on ferrous and non-ferrous materials (carbon steel, aluminum and stainless steel). They learn surface grinding, hand tools, measuring tools, power band saws and many other processes. To enroll in this program, students must be enrolled in general academic classes at Sussex Tech School. The program helps students prepare and practice for national AWS welding certification tests. Students continue to receive instruction in safety requirements and demonstrate sound safety practices. Students will demonstrate the ability to complete a job application and interview and have entry-level job readiness and trade skills. They also perform in-school welding projects for customers. Those who reach an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work Based Learning. Each student will take the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) exam, which is a performance-based test. Careers in welding Heavy Equipment Welder Ironworker Pipefitter Sheet metal worker Underwater welder Welding demolition and repair Welding engineer Welding inspector For more information on this or other programs at Sussex Tech visit sussex.tec.nj.us. Applications for admission for the September, term are still being accepted; only online admission applications may be filed.