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Lincoln Electric, Tech School Partner for Training Center

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March 14, 2014—Lincoln Electric and Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in Pewaukee, Wisc., have partnered to open a welding demonstration and training facility, the first of its kind in the state.

The Lincoln Electric Southeastern Wisconsin Training Center at WCTC will be owned by the school and sponsored by Lincoln, which helped the school revamp and outfit the center with welding, cutting and fume control equipment and technology.

The 4,000-square-foot welding lab features 55 new Lincoln Electric welding stations, bringing the college’s total welding lab space to approximately 8,000 square feet with 93 welding stations.

WCTC School of Applied Technologies Dean Mike Shiels said the agreement allows welding students to train on the newest, state-of-the-art equipment available. There are currently 250 students enrolled in WCTC’s welding programs.

“Partnering with Lincoln Electric allows WCTC to continue to grow and expand our welding programs and meet the needs of local industry,” he said.

For more information, visit the WCTC website.

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