Congrats and well done to another fantastic group who graduated from our Weld to Work program this week! Weld to Work has grown exponentially this year and we’re thankful to work with these folks week after week. Special thanks and shout to our committed and amazing Instructor, Luke Montes, and Teach Assistant, Anita Jackson! What a great team!
This is the second team who has applied their skills to fabricate functional and artistic community benches to be installed on the Rhode Island Hospital campus. Each bench is composed of both new and recovered materials from Rhode Island Hospital’s historic SW Pavilion.
Weld to Work provides job training that focuses on teaching employable metalworking skills. Each participant was introduced to studio safety, basic metal working tools, hand and power tools that cut, connect, grind, and drill; including the oxygen-acetylene torch, plasma cutter, and MIG welder.
The Steel Yard will be following up with each of the program graduates over the next year to discuss resources and career opportunities within the metalworking field and beyond.
More questions? Please contact the Steel Yard at 401-273- 7101 and ask for the Workforce Coordinator or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s next? Each participant will spend the next year working with our Workforce Coordinator and getting connected with meaningful opportunities. Often times Weld to Work graduates return to the yard as Teaching Assistants, Studio Monitors, and Public Project Fabricators!