Joshua Youles

Congratulations to Oasis Academy students that received welding certifications through the American Welding Society (AWS) on December 18 at the Western Nevada College’s Carson City Campus.

Taylor Alvarez and Brayden Blea received certification in flat arc welding, while Parker Jones, and Joshua Youles received vertical arc welding certifications. 

“These classes help lay a successful foundation in welding and fabrication. The students gain hands-on experience in multiple welding procedures including arc, mig, and tig welding. By gaining certifications prior to even graduating from high school these students have a leg up on the competition for employment.” says Instructor Jorgen Jeppesen. 

Students are able to test for certification at the conclusion of their second semester in Welding and by enrolling in WELD 250. Welding is taught as a dual enrollment course through Oasis Academy College Prep and Western Nevada College. The courses are led by instructor Henry Wohle, Donald Keele, and Jorgen Jeppesen.

To learn more about the Oasis Academy College Prep and Western Nevada College welding program call 775-423-5437.