Lincoln Electric to Address MIG Welding Basics, Promotion of Welding Careers at Agricultu...

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19 November 2013

Lincoln Electric to Address MIG Welding Basics, Promotion of Welding Careers at Agricultural Educators’ Annual Convention in December

Workshops Presented by Lincoln Electric’s Dr. Jason Scales Scheduled for Dec. 4 and 5 at NAAE Gathering in Las Vegas

Dr. Jason Scales, Welding Education Specialist at Lincoln Electric

Dr. Phillip Fravel, Agricultural Education faculty member at Clemson University

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Cleveland – Critical to the repair and construction of agricultural machinery, welding is a lynchpin of the industry. Therefore, developing proficiency in welding among young people and instilling a willingness to pursue an agricultural-welding career path are worthy tasks.
Lincoln Electric offers its welding expertise in pursuit of these goals by presenting two workshops, Igniting Welding in Ag Ed and MIG Welding 101, at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) annual convention, Dec. 3-7, at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Dr. Jason Scales, Welding Education Specialist at Lincoln Electric, teams with Dr. Phillip Fravel, Agricultural Education faculty member at Clemson University, to present both workshops – Igniting Welding in Ag Ed on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and MIG Welding 101 on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.   
Workshop: Igniting Welding in Ag Ed
Igniting Welding in Ag Ed explores the relationship of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and welding, and how welding can be brought to the masses in a fun, exciting and relevant way that involves STEM-based activities and satisfies education administrators.
“This is a fun, interactive seminar designed to challenge the status quo and re-engineer welding education,” Scales says.
The Igniting Welding in Ag Ed workshop will assist attendees in identifying activities designed to increase the rigor and relevance of welding education; developing labs based on welding that are centered around STEM; rethinking welding education in a way that promotes more than simple production welding; and integrating core academics into an Ag Mechanics class through welding.
Workshop: MIG Welding 101
MIG Welding 101 covers the gamut of this frequently used welding process, from uncrating the MIG-welding machine to setting it properly for axial spray. The interactive workshop focuses on initial setup, drive-roll wheel selection, proper wire sizing, differing welding materials, flux-cored vs. MIG wire and more.
Attendees will learn how to properly set up a GMAW power source, identify correct accessories needed to weld with various wire types, determine appropriate settings when welding, and perform general maintenance on the power source.
About Lincoln Electric
Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 45 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its products and services, visit the Company's website
About National Association of Agricultural Educators
NAAE is a federation of state agricultural educators associations with more than 7,650 members. The association focuses on three areas - advocacy for agricultural education, professional development for agricultural educators, and recruitment and retention of current agricultural educators. NAAE offers a variety of programs and services to support its mission. For more information on NAAE, visit its website,
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