2011-05-19 / Local & State

Welding Class Enjoys Field Trip



The welding class of Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School recently enjoyed a field trip, thanks in part to a grant from Southern Alleghenies. Co-op coordinator Joyce Shull arranged and helped to chaperone the trip, which began with a visit at Wyotech in Blairsville, Pa., which is the trade school where welding instructor and chaperone Elisa Ramsey, received her initial training. Students then visited the Homer City Generating Station, which was an eye-opening experience to see the operations and inner workings of a power plant. The day ended at JWF Industries in Johnstown, where students and chaperones got to see government and industry projects in various stages of fabrication. Ramsey said the day was educational and motivational for the students, and she hopes to take students who are new to the welding program in the fall on a similar tour in the near future. The welding class of Fulton County Area Vocational-Technical School recently enjoyed a field trip, thanks in part to a grant from Southern Alleghenies. Co-op coordinator Joyce Shull arranged and helped to chaperone the trip, which began with a visit at Wyotech in Blairsville, Pa., which is the trade school where welding instructor and chaperone Elisa Ramsey, received her initial training. Students then visited the Homer City Generating Station, which was an eye-opening experience to see the operations and inner workings of a power plant. The day ended at JWF Industries in Johnstown, where students and chaperones got to see government and industry projects in various stages of fabrication. Ramsey said the day was educational and motivational for the students, and she hopes to take students who are new to the welding program in the fall on a similar tour in the near future.

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