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New welding program prepares students for local careers

Boone Central High School Principal Erik Kravig, l., and welding instructor Gary Hoefer with one of the new mig, stick, tig welders in the school shop.
Boone Central High School Principal Erik Kravig, l., and welding instructor Gary Hoefer with one of the new mig, stick, tig welders in the school shop.
A new welding program at Boone Central High School began as an idea more than a year ago to help connect local students with possible careers in area businesses and industries.
The school has a Career Academies Program and is always looking for ways to expose students to local employment opportunities.
At the same time, area employers were saying they had job openings for qualified welders that they had trouble filling.
The new welding program, set to start Aug. 22 at Boone Central, is intended to provide the training to meet that need and more.
Details in the Aug. 17 Albion News Print and E-Editions.