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Welding Technologies

Bradley Heyn
Overview Introduction of Project

Overview of Shadowing Experience

Product Presentation

Closing

Questions
Why I Chose Area of interest:
 Welding Technologies

Welding
 Welding has always
been my dream
profession.

Technologies
Research and
Topic Essay
 College Welding Courses: Are
college welding courses adequately
preparing students for industry?
 Was pointed in the direction by
welding instructor
 Needed a controversial topic
 Are college welding
courses adequately
preparing students for
industry?
 College courses give
students the basic
necessities on how to
weld and use their
equipment the right
way
 College courses do
not give students the
“industry”
experience
Shadowing Experience
Shadowing Experience
 I had the privilege to shadow the Welding
Technologies Department at Lake Area Technical
Institute of Watertown, SD.
 Mentor: Chad Voelsch – Welding Instructor
Shadowing Day 1:

 Met in the classroom


 Discussed lesson plans
 Attendance
 Safety Reminder
 Made way to the shop
 Students set up their welders and work areas
 Students worked on the welds required per lesson plan
 Observed students
 Graded welds
 Made critiques
Shadowing Day 2:

 Met in the classroom


 Discussed lesson plans
 Attendance
 Safety Reminder
 Made way to the shop
 Students set up their welders and work areas
 Students worked on the welds required per lesson plan
 Observed students
 Graded welds
 Made critiques
 Met in Office with instructors
 Discussed attendance issues
 Worked on lesson plans
Shadowing Day 3:

 Met in the classroom


 Discussed lesson plans
 Attendance
 Safety Reminder
 Made way to the shop
 Students set up their welders and work areas
 Students worked on the welds required per lesson plan
 Observed students
 Graded welds
 Made critiques
 Met in office
 Evaluated students
 Went through attendance sheets
 Went out for lunch
 Thanked Chad for his time and the knowledge he has provided me
 My thoughts on my shadowing experience
 It was very interesting and I enjoyed the learning
experience
 A great environment and fun to interact with the
Reflection students and learn what their career will consist of
after college
 I am a hands on kind of person so I would have to be
welding as well
 I have concluded that this is not the job for me
MY PRODUCT
My Product
 An informative lesson plan
 Create the process college students work through to
learn how to weld
Product Purpose
 The purpose of my product is to see if college welding courses are
adequately preparing their students for industry
 What to look for when welding
 Safety precautions to follow
Product Process
 Create a T-joint
 Acquire the equipment to do so
 Take pictures during the process
Product Presentation
PowerPoint
Closing
 This experience was very beneficial for me because I was able to gain the knowledge of
how an everyday welding class progresses and that I would not want to be a welding
instructor.
 I will be attending LATI in the fall of 2019
 Majoring in Business – entrepreneurship in hopes of creating or obtaining my own
business
I would like to thank the following:

Mr. Rudebusch

Panel members

Welding Instructors:
Thankyou!!
Chad Voelsch

Josh Jutting

Jamison Jalbert
Questions?