Airgas staff demonstrates one welding technique.
Airgas staff demonstrates one welding technique.

GAYLORD - The COOR ISD Career & Technical Education (CTE) welding class recently had a field trip to Airgas in Gaylord, which is celebrating 13 years at that location.  Josh Hinman and Nicholas Screws, current students of the COOR CTE program, both won welding hoods at the event.

The students are meeting for regular classes five days per week at the new location of Houghton Lake High School, but students from throughout the COOR Intermediate School District are encouraged to attend. 

Currently, three of the students are also enrolled in the Early Middle College.  Additional benefits to being in the Early Middle College are a Certificate of Completion, American Welding Society Certifications, and up to 37 transferable college credits, at no cost to students through Kirtland Community College. EMC welding students are Josh Hinman from Roscommon High School, Kane Murphy from Grayling High School, and Nicholas Screws from Ogemaw Heights High School.

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