PVNC educators proudly earn welding tickets to help enhance skilled trades training

Dec. 19, 2019

PVNC staff have been dedicated to improving their own welding abilities for the sake of improving student instruction.

Nine PVNC staff have recently obtained two Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) professional tickets and our Board is committed to continuing staff welding training annually.

PVNC was recently declared a national welding ambassador by the CWB and was invited to speak at the National Welding Educator’s Conference in Halifax in 2019.

For students, our Board has upgraded welding facilities in all six PVNC secondary schools, bringing our total number of welding booths to 40. All booths are fully equipped with up-to-date welding machines and apparatus. These enhancements are providing welding programming for Grade 9 to 12 students, as well as providing summer camps and experiential learning opportunities to grades 7 and 8 students.

On Jan. 22, between 20 to 30 PVNC secondary students from across the Board will be evaluated on their welding skills by the CWB at St. Peter CSS at they attempt to earn their welding certifications.

Director of Education Michael Nasello, centre, celebrates with secondary teachers Nicholas Abramczyk (St. Stephen CSS), Kevin Fitzgerald (St. Peter CSS), Joseph Button (St. Stephen CSS) and Kirk Campbell (Holy Cross CSS), all of whom obtained two Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) professional tickets this year.