Bismarck School Can Accept Financial Aid!
We are pleased to announce that our Bismarck school is now officially able to accept Title IV funding (Financial Aid) from the Department of Education. If you or someone you know has been waiting for this, please tell them to apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and find our school code (G42235). If you would like to talk to our Financial Aid Department, please call (701)893-2295. Thank you for your support!
2017 AWS Instructors Institute
The American Welding Society’s Instructor Institute is held annually at the AWS headquarters in Miami, FL. One instructor from each of the 21 districts is nominated to attend. It is an opportunity for welding instructors to not only strengthen their teaching skills, but also learn the newest in techniques and standards in the welding industry and network with other instructors. The year’s Instructor’s Institute will be held from July 23rd-28th. Brandon Markey, our instructor, has been selected by District 15 to attend this year’s Institute!
Job Service Empower Newsletter
Job Service of North Dakota distributes a newsletter monthly called “Empower”. This December 2016 we want to share with you some of the highlights:
“Calling Young Adults” is an article that talks about the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) program that funds to assist eligible out-of-school youth with employment opportunities.
“In Demand Occupations for North Dakota” section has a link to a PDF (click here to view) that talks about the in-demand occupations list for ND in accordance with the WIOA. Check out the Skilled Trade section, notice it takes up most of the room on the flyer! Of course Welders are listed on there, so take some time to do your research and reach out to us if welding interests you!
Click here to view the whole Job Service Newsletter: December 2016: Empower Issue 1
Fargo Welding Instructor Awarded Scholarship
Adam Lynnes, of Lynnes Welding Training Inc., Fargo, was one of three welding instructors in the nation selected by the American Welding Society (AWS) to receive Jackson Safety Scholarships from Kimberly-Clark Professional for their commitment to welding safety.
The scholarships come with a one-time $2,500 continuing education grant and are given to welding educators with a track record of demonstrating safe behaviors, fostering those values in their
students and promoting continuous safety improvements in their schools.
Lynnes has been in the welding industry for 15 years, beginning in grade school. Lynnes plans to use his grant to become a Certified Higher Education Professional (CHEP).
—Fargo Forum 10/28/2016
AWS Visits LWT
Through the month of October, we have had a few special guests from the American Welding Society visit our school.
AWS Executive Director Ray Shook and AWS Foundation Executive
Director Sam Gentry came to Fargo to tour our school and meet our staff
October 12th & 13th. It was a pleasure to have the both of them visit us in Fargo.
AWS President Dave McQuaid visited our Fargo School Monday, October 24th and presented on some of his bridge and weld repair experiences. He explained what caused weld failures, how to repair them, and what could have been done to prevent the welds from failing. Dave has an extensive background in bridges and we all found it to be very interesting to learn how a bridge is built.
Thanks for taking time out of all of your schedules to visit us!
Meet Brandon Markey, the new welding instructor at Lynnes Welding Training in Fargo. His welding journey started following his service in the US Army and struggling to figure out what he wanted to do. After guidance from the VA, he enrolled at Lynnes Welding Training in the 480 hour Combination Welder I Program March of 2013. After graduation, Brandon was hired on as a structural welder where he got to travel around the tri state area welding bridge repairs, structural repairs, and plant shutdowns. After a couple of years he switched gears and decided to become a pipe welder. Advice from Brandon: “What I love most about welding is not only are the possibilities endless but it is always something new every day.” Thank you for your service Brandon, and welcome to the team!
Meet Alisha Hauber, the new Student Services Coordinator. She is from Watertown, SD (home of the arrows, beautiful lakes, great fishing and hunting, and of course, Terry Redlin). She also graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute and moved to Fargo after graduating. Alisha joined LWT in October, and will predominantly be student focused, with resume building, job searching, student services and assisting our Alumni as well. We are excited to offer more benefits to our students, and encourage our current and former students to get to know Alisha. Welcome to the team!
Scholarships for welding!
Scholarships! Apply for them now, otherwise you will miss out!
Who doesn’t need the extra money to help pay for school?
2017 All-Alumni Reunion
The 3rd Annual All-Alumni Reunion was held at the Fargo Campus on
Tuesday, June 20th.
The picnic included a BBQ, prize drawings, and a Job Fair. There were 7 North Dakota employers there including: Degelman Industries, Haugen
Enterprises, Express Employment Professionals, Harris Machine Company, Kelly Services, Steffes, and Volt Staffing!
We would like to thank all of the companies who donated prizes, including those who where at the job fair along with: Lincoln Electric, Airgas, Praxair, Lunseth, FEI, TrueNorth Steel, American Crystal Sugar, Grant’s Mechanical, Tradesman International, Great Plains Towers, Case New Holland, Sandy’s Donuts, and Meats by John and Wayne. Everyone who came to the picnic received a prize or two!
We all had a fun time and hope to see you at next year’s picnic!
We had the honor of hosting some of the North Dakota FFA Students at our Fargo location on June 7th and 8th during this year’s North Dakota FFA State Convention. We had 40-50 students choose to come to LWT. We gave them a tour and introduced them to who we are and what we do. We also got to show them a bend test along with dye-penetrant test. We also offered them the option to participate in a welding contest among themselves. The winners of the welding contest received a t-shirt.
3rd Tri-City High School Welding Contest
On Thursday, April 20th, we had the privilege of hosting the 3rd
Annual Tri-City High School Welding Contest in Fargo. This is where we have our West Fargo, Fargo South, and Moorhead High School Welding Instructors bring in some of their students to compete to see whose school comes on top.
The prizes that were generously donated by: LWT, Lincoln Electric, Airgas, Grants Mechanical, True North Steel, Aerotek and the
Millwirghts Local 1176 Union.
The winner of the $500 LWT Scholarship went to Michael Vasek, who will be a Combo Student for the July 10th, 2017 class.
1st Place – Zach Johnson (Moorhead, HS)
2nd Place – Dylan Wahl (Fargo South, HS)
1st Place—Alex Drees (West Fargo, HS)
2nd Place—Josh Janssen (Moorhead, HS)
1st Friends and Family Day
We held our first ever Friends and Family Day on Friday, March 17th at both the Fargo and Bismarck locations.
All our current students were invited to bring two friends or family
members in and show them around the school, share in a meal together, and show them the work that they are doing in the shop. All guests were invited to join the students in the shop, gear up, and watch their loved ones do what they do. We got to show all our guests who we are and what we are about, and we even had a couple alumni stop by and encourage the students.
It was a wonderful turn out with some very positive feedback.
1st Annual Winter Welding Job Fair
Still searching for a welding job, or maybe you are looking to switch positions??
We are hosting our First Annual Alumni Winter Job Fair this January in both Bismarck (January 4th) and Fargo (January 6th) schools from 9am—11am.
If you or your company would like to be a part of this event or would like more information, please email Alisha at email@example.com.
Prep-CWI Class is now being offered in Bismarck too!
This just in: The Prep-CWI class is now being offered in Bismarck as well. The class is set for June 27th – July 1st, 2016. Space is very limited!
Call and sign up today before its too late!
36PREPCWI PREP-CWI COURSE
1 WEEK (36 CLOCK HOURS)
Monday through Thursday
8:00AM – 12:00PM & 1:00PM – 5:00PM
8:00AM – 12:00PM
Course Description: This course is designed for engineers, quality control & quality assurance personnel, project and contract managers, inspectors, construction foremen, welders and welding supervisors intended on participating in the American Welding Society’s one week Certified Welding Inspectors seminar. This course is not intended to replace the AWS one-week seminar, but to supplement the AWS’s one week CWI seminar.
During this course, students will review the D1.1 code book along with other materials used during the one week Certified Welding Inspector seminar. Upon completion of this course you will gain the necessary knowledge and time to review the applicable materials before the one-week seminar.
Who should attend? Anyone registered for the AWS – CWI one-week seminar and individuals considering becoming a CWI.
- Become an AWS Member to get discount on books and seminars
- AWS – 2015 D1.1 Code Book
- AWS – Welding Inspection Technology (WIT-T2008) and Workbook (WIT-W2008)
- Basic scientific calculator
Congratulation LWT Graduates today! And thanks for the AMAZING flag for the school Buddy K.
2nd Annual LWT Tri-City High School Welding Contest
Lynnes Welding Training, Inc. of Fargo, ND hosted their “2nd Annual LWT Tri-City High School Welding Contest”. Welding students from Moorhead, West Fargo, and Fargo South High Schools competed in GMAW and SMAW welding. This year’s top three winners in
1st Dillon Thykeson (South)
2nd Elijah Stone (South)
3rd Mikayla Sailer (Moorhead)
and in SMAW (Stick)
1st Christopher Fraase (South)
2nd Anthony Johnson (Moorhead)
3rd Elijah Stone (South)
GREAT JOB to all that participated in this event! Thank you for joining us!#SparkYourFuture!
Female Welder Making History in FL
Check out this story about a female succeeding in a field that is approximately 95 percent male, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics.
Lean Welding™ is 32 PDH’s toward AWS-CWI Renewal
Are you needing more PDH’s to renew your AWS-CWI?? Our Lean Welding™ course qualifies for 32 PDH’s toward AWS-CWI Renewal.
Discover how quality standards affect productivity and profit when MIG welding. Learn the effect of shielding gas and other weld parameters on weld penetration and deposition rates. Develop the skills to better manage the welding operation in your business. Discover how quality standards affect productivity and profit when Gas Metal Arc Welding and improve your bottom line!
• GMAW Process
• Welding Symbols
• Economies of Welding
• Effects of Shielding gases
• Quality Control
This is a hands-on course comprised of shop and classroom time. Attendees do not have to be an experienced welder to attend this course.
• Quality Control
“LWT’s Lean Welding™ course focuses on the true costs of a weld. This knowledge helps me bring added value to my clients who may not fully understand how much certain weld joints and over-welds can affect the overall project costs. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to better understand welding costs.”
Mike P. / Toll Company
Improve processes and
your bottom line!
Sign-up for these dates:
Fargo May 15th–19th
Bismarck June 26th–30th
Call (701) 893-2295 or
for more information.
Welding the American Flag
Summer Camps Introduce Girls to Welding
Help encorage girls to enter the welding industry!
Not many girls are encouraged to pursue welding as a viable career option. In fact, most young girls are pushed toward the teaching, nursing, and business fields. Within the last few years, however, that trend has started to change. With thousands of jobs unfilled due to the ever-growing skills gap, the manufacturing industry is turning its gaze to the women of the future. Currently, there is an endless supply of young girls with the potential, ambition, and passion to pursue the education and training necessary to claim these unfilled welding jobs. Unfortunately, many girls see the welding industry as an unwelcoming boy’s club. This notion has deterred them from taking welding classes or pursuing apprenticeships. To erase that misconception, teachers and industry leaders throughout the country have joined forces to create summer welding camps just for girls. Its aim is to show girls that they, too, have a place in manufacturing….
Read the full article from the AWS Welding Journal May 2016 Wendy the Welder to the Rescue.
April is National Welding Month
Did you know??? April is National WELDING Month! Check out the AWS “The Global Bridge to the Future.” video that features some of our very own students from last year: Dave McQuaid Addresses National Welding Month in The Global Bridge to the Future