Trade schools invest in high-tech welding, fabrication training

January 10, 2019

The introduction of new welding and fabricating labs and programming indicates that welders and fabricators are in demand, writes Rob Colman of Canadian Metalworking. Colman highlights the new Smart Welding Lab at George Brown College, which is reportedly the most advanced lab of its kind in the country, as a positive response to this demand. “Welding is becoming very high tech,” said Thomas Hunt, lab operations and development at GBC’s Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies. “Once students are there for 16+ hours a week doing a hands-on, extensive welding program with the theory to back it up, they will truly benefit from the technology the college has invested in.” Canadian Metalworking (National)