Seven Copiah-Lincoln Community College students on the Wesson Campus recently completed the non-credit evening welding course and secured NCCER Welding CONTREN Level I and II certifications. With welders in high demand in the manufacturing, agriculture and oil industries, Co-Lin’s Workforce Education Division offers evening classes at the Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus, and Simpson County Center.

The program introduces participants to introductory craft skills (Core), Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG), and Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW). Upon successful completion of the Welding Contren® Learning Series, students have the opportunity to earn Level I and II certification through the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). In addition to welding skills, students train for and earn their 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration General Industry.

 Wesson Campus non-credit evening classes begin May 15, 2017 with a registration deadline of May 4th. Simpson County classes are scheduled to begin on May 8, 2017 with registration due on May 1. All interested students must score bronze on the ACT WorkKeys Assessment test. WorkKeys testing is available at both the Wesson Campus and Simpson County Center. For information about Wesson Campus classes, call 601.643.8707. For information about Simpson County classes, call 601.849.0123. Visit for information on other available programs and training.

CUTLINE: Co-Lin Workforce Education Welding program students pictured from left, Jeremie Richardson, Don Blandon (Instructor), Charlean Turner, Ashton Fox, Jonathan Tyler, Tyler Hosick, Patrick Smith, and Marcus Smith.