Paul D. Camp Community College graduates Fast Track Welding students

Welding graduates2018 Fast Track Welding graduates are: kneeling, Rafus Smith. Standing from left: Tammie Bell, Khiry Reese, Derek Kindred, Heather King-Rodriguez, Xavier Goodwyn, Alexander Emerson, Joshua Payne and Heather Beck.
 
Paul D. Camp Community College’s Division of Workforce Development recently graduated its 2018 cohort of the Fast Track Welding program.
 
According to Director of Workforce Development Angela Lawhorne, the program’s focus is on marine welding for shipyards and also includes the testing needed for the American Welding Society (AWS) national certification.
 
“This 4-week intensive hands-on program costs $3,000,” said Lawhorne. “However, there are many grants and scholarships available to include the FastForward Workforce Credentials Grant (WCG) and the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI), which may cover the entire cost of tuition.
 
“There has never been a better time for workforce training. There are numerous area employers looking for people with these credentials, and we are excited to be able to meet the needs of both job seekers and employers.”
 
For more information regarding Fast Track Welding, log onto www.pdc.edu/workforce-development.