Provost Driscoll visits Kodiak
by Kathleen McCoy |
In addition to the harbor tour, Provost Driscoll and Regent Wickersham were invited to view the high school welding lab. The high school students pictured in the welding shop (Shannon Armstrong, grade 9; Ryder Rouss, grade 11; and Anthony Miranda, grade 11) are currently enrolled in high school Dual Credit Tech Prep courses, receiving both high school and college credit for courses completed. These students were being tested by a visiting welding inspector for their certifications. As part of their certificate and/or degree program, Kodiak College provides a welding inspector to site-test the students. Kodiak College invites other businesses in the community to encourage welders to take recertification tests during the inspector's visits for a reasonable testing fee. This allows companies employing welders to save a substantial amount of money by not having the travel expenses of flying to Anchorage, the next closest testing site.