This is a workshop for anyone looking to make a career change and has wondered if welding would be a good fit. It is also for educators and parents of youth looking for higher education alternatives that might include welding. Think welding engineer, engine fabricator, film/TV set creator, and more.
Attendees will leave knowing what career options, welding opportunities, school/training info, scholarship/grant info, questions, and discuss how we can integrate the trades into the community.
There will be a demonstration so the participants get a chance to see and experience welding in person. They will learn the basics of welding, its application, and safety.
This is a FREE class (of course, donations happily accepted)!
What to wear: If you are interested in getting hands-on with the welder, you must wear natural clothing like 100% cotton t-shirts and jeans, closed-toed leather or canvas shoes and NO mesh (long shirt sleeves and pants). We will provide protective jacket and other gear.
About the teacher, Bria Sativa Aguayo:
Bria is a welder, horticulturist, and painter. She currently sits on the Executive Board of the American Welding Society (AWS) Atlanta Chapter, and is dedicated to educating people about the benefits and opportunities in welding. She is especially excited to get more women welding since they make less than 5% of welders. To do this she teaches welding classes at makerspaces in Atlanta, Georgia.