Southside Virginia Community College offers evening welding classes at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center. Two of the students are employed at American Buildings Company in LaCrosse and are continuing their skills training to be prepared for opportunities.
Dr. Chad Patton, Dean of Career and Occupational Technology said, “I really love each of the programs in my division because they lead to good jobs. I would strongly encourage anyone who likes a challenge and who has a good work ethic to spend a few nights a week learning a professional skill like welding.”
Patton also said, “SVCC has many success stories and we are proud of each and every one of them.”
For more information about welding and other classes offered at the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center or other SVCC locations, www.southside.edu or call Maki Malone at 434 955 2252.
Pictured (Left to Right) are John Evans, the instructor, Yasin Jones, Wesley Gregory, Raheem Hayes, Douglas Reed, and Gabriel Drewry.