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Posted on Thu, Dec 1, 2011 : 5 a.m.

Washtenaw Community College students partner with Madison-Heights based MRA to build 'Careers in Welding Trailer'

By Staff

The American Society of Welding, with help from a Michigan-based company and two Washtenaw Community College students, recently launched the "Careers in Welding Trailer," which will travel the country inspiring and educating young people about careers in welding.


This "Careers in Welding Trailer" was built in a collaboration between Madison Heights-based MRA and WCC welding student interns, Alex Pazkowski and Brandon Woodman.

photo courtesy of MRA

The 53-foot trailer, which features 650 square feet of exhibit space, was designed and built by Madison Heights-based MRA Experiential Tours and Equipment.

MRA brought in Alex Pazkowski and Brandon Woodman, two welding student interns from Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor to work on the trailer and other projects. In recognition of their efforts, Kurtz presented $500 scholarships to each of them at FABTECH.

The trailer launched in mid-November at the FABTECH trade show in Chicago and will be on the road for 18-24 weeks in 2012, targeting events with youth between the ages of 13 and 19 and adults searching for a second career.

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