Texas School Makes Miller PipeWorx® the Center of Weld Lab Expansion
The welding program at Tarrant County College in Ft. Worth, Texas doubled its available weld lab space in January of 2011, with an expansion of more than 3,000 square feet and the purchase of several dozen Miller welding machines thanks to a state funded grant. The new classroom space, completed in January of 2011, was quickly gobbled up by eager students looking to receive a well-rounded welding education that includes the latest in the growing need for pipe welders.
The welding lab addition was made possible by a Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) grant. The SECO grant was made available to schools like Tarrant that feature energy sector training centers, focused on teaching students skills applicable to the oil and gas and renewable fuels industries. Tarrant has been training oil industry welders for decades.