Members of the American Welding Society paid a visit to The Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen last week to tour the facility, speak with students and award one student a scholarship.
The American Welding Society is dedicated to advancing the science, technology and application of welding. It offers resources to its members that encompass training, certification, conferences, industry standards, professional collaboration and more.
American Welding Society President Dave McQuaid was among the visitors, and he praised the CAT building for its state-of-the-art equipment and features. McQuaid and District 6 American Welding Society Director Mike Krupnicki spoke with junior and senior students attending classes at CAT and encouraged them to take advantage of the opportunities that their high school education afforded them.
Krupnicki shared with the students that the demand for welding professionals is growing each year as many workers currently in the industry move closer to retirement in large numbers, and Mr. McQuaid reminded the students of the limitless variety that the profession of welding provided them.
Schoharie High School senior Tanner Kent was presented with a $500 scholarship by the American Welding Society and a welding gear bag from Haun Welding Supply and Lincoln Tech. Kent plans to further his education in technical school and shared that he looks forward to developing an area of specialty within the welding industry.