As we close out the fall 2016 semester, it is a good time to reflect on a few additions to the welding program. The first addition to the welding program is our new pipe welding instructor, Timothy “Lucas” Bishop. Lucas is a graduate of Central Carolina Technical College and has worked in several different welding fields including welding on gas turbines at General Electric in Greenville and welding on piping at International Paper in Eastover. We are excited to have him as a part of the welding team at CCTC and we are looking forward to his additional energy and expertise.


A second addition to the welding program is our new RIDGID pipe beveler which was purchased with funds from the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Grant (Perkins IV). This new tool has been a great help to the pipe welding program already. You can see pipe welding student, William Cook, as he prepares the pipe coupons for the final practical test for the 2016 fall semester in pictures on this blog.


You may also have noticed the changes in the outside work area behind Building 400. We are continuing to make the simulator and other work spaces more organized and efficient.


Stay tuned for more news from the welding department at CCTC!