School aims to keep steady flow of welding talent

With qualified welders among the most sought-after trade persons, officials of a Houma, La., training facility say they intend to keep the pipeline of talent flowing. The privately-held Sparx Welding and Technology Institute says it offers a proprietary training curriculum that is fully accredited to the rigid standards of the American Welding Society (AWS). In what he describes as a “one-stop shop for welding education,” the school’s CEO, Phillip Callahan, Jr., said after completing the course, graduates can proceed directly to an affiliated company to take the test for AWS certification.

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