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Posts Categorized: The Arc of Welding

Tidewater Tech Graduate Spotlight: Ralph Blackman

Written by Evan Kee, Career Services Coordinator Ralph Blackman was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. He comes from a family of shipyard workers, and always knew he was destined to be a welder. He has always wanted to do something with his hands that would present a challenge. After seeing commercials for Tidewater Tech,… Read more »

Welding Fumes: Tips on Staying Safe

By Esperanza Poquiz It is essential for welders to follow the proper safety precautions when it comes to handling dangerous welding fumes and gases. Here are a few tips on how to stay safe when you are fusion or pressure welding: OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard requires your employer to provide information and proper training on… Read more »

Job Weld Done: I’ve Got My Welding Certification, Now What?

Welding is a career that offers many options as to what to do once you are trained. You can choose to work outdoors, indoors or even under water. With this profession, you have the chance to expand your knowledge through further education. Here are a few areas where welding can become a career: Boilermaker A… Read more »