Ohio TechNet CSCC White Paper: Rethinking Welder Training --Using Advnaced Technologies to Combat Welder Shortages

This white paper provides an overview of the innovative instructional approach of Columbus State Community College’s Welding Program. The inventive pairing of the Power Wave® C300 and RealWeld® trainer is at the heart of these endeavors. By coupling existing technologies with master welder profiles and utilizing the combination in creative ways, the college has conceived a breakthrough strategy that has the potential to accelerate skill development, transform welder training, and close the gap between skilled welder demand and supply.
Primary Material Type:
Articulation Processes and Agreement
Columbus State Community College
Project Name:
Ohio TechNet
Welding, Stick Welding, Technology, RealWeld trainer, Power Wave, Lincoln Electric, Instructional Strategy, Employer Partnership

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
The White Paper recognizes Amsted Rail, Daifuku, Franklin International, Lincoln Electric, and the Columbus Regional Airport Authority for their partnerships in improving Columbus State’s Welding curriculum.
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Machinery Manufacturing -- Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing (3339)
Production Occupations -- Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (51-4122)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Construction Trades (46)
Credit Type:
  • Other
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Credential
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Program Delivery Format:
Fully online

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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