Welding Lab Expansion and Upgrade

Wilkes Community College
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:

This award provides funding to Wilkes Community College (WCC) to support expansion of its welding program. Currently, there are 16 welding stations and this expansion into an adjacent space will add 16 new welding stations, doubling the lab’s capacity. WCC expects to increase the number of students enrolled by 40% within the first year and double current enrollment to 180 students by year three. Local employers such as American Emergency Vehicles, Carolina Custom Products, and Cutting Systems, Inc. have all expressed the need to fill vacant and new welder positions within their facilities. GLF funds will be used to purchase welding equipment.

Jeff CoxPO Box 120Wilkesboro, North Carolina(336) 838-6111
Areas Served:

Any project more than a couple of years old may not reflect current Board priorities.
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