Atlas Foundations gives equipment to college
Atlas Foundations of Washington LLC recently donated four new gas welding and cutting torch kits to the College of Southern Maryland’s Center for Trades and Energy Training. The donation sparked a new partnership between CTET and the Temple Hillsbased company, which includes plans for the company to provide guest lecturers to CSM’s trade students and for CSM to set up an apprentice program to provide the company with potential employees.
“We can’t thank Atlas Foundations of Washington enough for this donation and the opportunity to build a new partnership,” CSM Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Dan Mosser said in a press release. “About 30 percent of our CTET students are already in apprenticeship programs. We take great pride in making these connections and creating pipelines between our students and the market demand.”
The new kits will be used by students and professionals enrolled in CTET’s welding program located at CSM’s Regional Hughesville campus. CSM offers three Amercan Welding Society welding certifications: Certified Structural Welder, Certified TIG Welder and Certified MIG Welder. All three certifications provide students with instruction on a variety of techniques including oxy-fuel, gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc and shielded metal arc welding processes as well as welding safety, cutting operations, operating oxy-fuel and cutting equipment, basic welding symbols and codes, alloy metallurgy and welding inspection methods. Learn more at www.csmd.edu/programs- courses/ non- credit/ career-development/construction-and-skilled-trades/Welding.
College of Southern Maryland Vice President of Advocacy and Community Engagement Michelle Goodwin, left, CSM Executive Director of Development Chelsea Brown, Atlas Foundations of Washington’s Office and Purchasing Manager Serwa Groves, CSM Regional Hughesville campus Director Bruce Posey, CSM Executive Director of Workforce Development Kelly Winters and CSM Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Dan Mosser show off the new gas welding and cutting torch kits in the welding shop.