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EDC to offer Introduction to Welding course as part of Trades Training Initiative

The Economic Development Council (EDC) of San Juan County will offer an Introduction to Welding course as part of their Trades Training Initiative. This course is open to participants from San Juan County, ages 18 and over, who plan to use welding skills for paying work.

The upcoming course will provide an overview of basic welding concepts and techniques, tools, and shop safety. Students will gain hands-on experience in mig, tig, and stick welding. Additional training and certification support may be available to those who complete this course.

Details: The course will be held Tuesdays, November 29, December 6, and December 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Friday Harbor. The course is free except for a $50.00 registration fee, which includes all welding materials, as well as dedicated helmet and gloves. Space is limited.

For information or to apply, please visit www.sanjuansedc.org/trades. For questions, please contact the EDC’s Trades Training Coordinator, Marti McConnell, at (360) 378-2906, or marti@sandjuansedc.org.

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) strives to support small rural enterprises and conduct projects to stimulate new job creation, strengthen the economic base for working families, and support overall quality of life for islanders.

The EDC thanks San Juan County for grants that provide the major funding for the program, and our team of trades professionals, and community members for logistical support that makes this course possible. The EDC also thanks The Raynier Foundation, San Juan County, The Port of Friday Harbor, The Town of Friday Harbor, and other donors and grantors whose support of the EDC Tech and Trades Training Initiatives that were critical to getting this program started.

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