Welding program recognized as ‘Validated’ by Eastman Chemical Co.
Mar 09, 2013 | 5577 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From Left to Right: Jay Edwards (Eastman), Employee Development Tech;  D' Wayne Shaw, KC Automotive Instructor; Josh Bernethy, KC Welding Instructor; Dr. Gerald Stanglin, KC Vice President of Instruction; Andre Coggins (Eastman), Superintendent of Plant Maintenance; Cody Edwards, KC Welding Instructor; Randy Lewellen, KC Dean of Business, Technology and Language Development; AC Garrett (Eastman), Technologist; Pete Lamothe (Eastman), Manager of Learning Services; John Ellis (Eastman), Area Manager of Maintenance;  Wes Morgan (Eastman), Team Manager of Welding & Fabrication; and Mike Tucker (Eastman), Learning Services Technologist.
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Kilgore College is pleased to announce that its Welding Technology Program has been named a “Validated Program” by Eastman Chemical Co., Texas Operations.


The award, given by the Workforce Development Team at Eastman, assures that graduates from KC’s welding program hired by Eastman will receive higher starting pay, more frequent pay increases and additional scholarships.


Program strengths noted about KC’s welding program in Eastman’s report include: quality of program leadership and willingness to hear feedback to make changes as needed; impressive level of support throughout the administration; new equipment; updated facilities; and program curriculum content that supports Eastman's training needs.


KC’s Welding Technology Program is taught by Cody Edwards and Josh Bernethy.


For more information on the program, call Edwards at 903-983-8162.

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