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Welding an Example of Industry 2.0

There are significant career opportunities in welding all over the nation. Our own communities have a lot of these needs. These are skilled trades that compensate well. Welding professionals are very important to many businesses, and great careers for people with those aspirations.  This session is sponsored by Gateway Technical College. Industry and Education experts will host a one-hour, panel discussion on welding. The objective is to introduce the topic to people interested in Welding as a career whether they are currently in school or considering a career change. Discussions will also cover the new trends and concepts in welding that you and your company will be interested to know. The final point will be to cover the career opportunities and the education required to make that a career.


Moderated by John Zehren

What will be covered?

  • Panelist Introduction and Welding Overview
  • Welding and its connection to technology
  • Welding Programs in Education
  • Welding Careers and Possibility
  • Welding as it applies to Industry and Entrepreneurship
  • Panelist to answer Viewer Questions


How to attend?

There are two ways to attend the workshop.



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Jul 10 2021


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 10 2021
  • Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Online via Zoom
Gateway Technical College


Gateway Technical College
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Gateway Technical College began in 1911 as America’s first publicly funded technical college, preparing students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our hands-on training in over 70 programs of study prepares 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or advance their current ones. We value and serve students and communities in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties through a nationally recognized approach to career and technical education.


  • Adam Thomas
    Adam Thomas
    Industry Expert

    Adam is a Senior Welder and Group Manager with 10 years of experience working on heavy equipment at Resource Industries Operations & Product in South Milwaukee, Caterpillar Inc., Bucyrus, and RoMan Engineering Services.

  • Erik Ogren
    Welding Coordinator and Steamfitter, Industry Expert, College Instructor

    Erik is a licensed steamfitter (Steamfitters Local 601) and welder. Erik works in both industry and educational environments.

  • John Zehren
    John Zehren
    Fab Lab Technician at Gateway Industrial Design Fab Lab

    As Fab Lab Coordinator, John establishes and deploys outreach and interdisciplinary projects for instructors. He also conducts outreach both in schools and business. His focus is the integration of digital technology in fabrication, and how it can be applied in all disciplines.

  • Kyle Worzala
    Kyle Worzala
    welding instructor at the Gateway Technical Collage

    Kyle is an AWS member and works as a Welding Consultant. Kyle’s accomplishments include working as a Wisconsin State Weld Test Conductor, teaching Welding at the Elkhorn Area School district, instructs at local colleges, and offers private welding consultation. Kyle’s qualifications include WI State Weld Test Conductor, Certified AWS Welder, Certified AWS Welding Inspector, Certified AWS Welding Educator.

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