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JHS welding students gain valuable experience this semester

May 23, 2023

JHS welding students gain valuable experience

Welding students at Joshua High School have been plenty busy as the school year comes to a close!

The students in Mr. Perkins’ class recently partnered with the district’s police department to design and weld ten handheld breaching tools the officers could use in emergency situations. The students even had to find a solution to fabricate the handles. They built a frame to bend the metal pieces to the exact width of the tool. The cost of the materials to make the tools was less than $500. In comparison, if JISD PD purchased similar tools, a single piece would cost $400-500.

This year, 36 graduating seniors and 13 juniors have earned their Structural Welding-Steel certification through the American Welding Society!

Last week, 23 of the graduating seniors toured the Wabash facility in Cleburne to learn more about career opportunities open to them after high school.

Joshua ISD is proud to provide our students with the necessary skills to land sustainable careers.

JHS welding students visit Wabash