Flour the parent company of Del-Jen who contacts with the Federal Government to run the Albuquerque Job Corps Center hired 6 of our advanced welder to go to Texas to help with an outage. They stayed for varying lengths of time, two weeks was the longest at one time but some went back for another two weeks. One student is still out there and this started around Thanksgiving. It was not easy to get hired on, they had to do a comprehensive welding test and pass the drug screen. But it was worth it because they get Per Diem and start at $21 an hour.
We are very proud of our Advanced Welding program as it it the only one in the US among the 122 Job Corps Centers. It is headed by Jesse Ramos and he makes sure his students are ready and able to get those high paying jobs. Safety first!! and they practice those long days in the shops by working an extended training day which emulates the real world so they are ready when called to handle the jobs and do them right. And they have a special tower that was built to help them work up high. Way to go ADVANCED WELDING PROGRAM!!