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Acworth-based welding school sees continued growth 10 years on

Feb. 9—For Whitney Foyer, the start of her 14 weeks at the Georgia Trade School in Acworth are best encapsulated by one word: fun. “My first week of school here, I was legitimately laughing in my booth, because I was having so much fun,” Foyer said. The 25-year-old from Indianapolis, Indiana, moved to Georgia three […]
  • Posted by Ryan Blythe
  • On March 13, 2023
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Becoming a Welder

To understand why becoming a welder is part of my future, we have to take a look back at my past, my family, and the unforeseen circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. I grew up in a typical southern family, the oldest of six kids, and the “example” for my younger siblings. My parents did a […]
  • Posted by Ryan Blythe
  • On June 17, 2021
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How to become a Welder in 5 easy steps

An ancient trade from the Bronze Age, welding appears in more than 50% of every product in the world.  Everything from real estate to personal vehicles are touched by a form of welding. With opportunities in a wide range of fields from construction to manufacturing, energy, fabrication and even film and television sets, welding is […]
  • Posted by Ryan Blythe
  • On May 12, 2021
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How Much Can Welders Earn?

One of the first questions prospective welding students and their families have is a simple one – how much money do welders get paid? While that is certainly an important question and one that deserves an answer, the reality is that it is not that simple. In order to properly answer that question, multiple factors […]
  • Posted by Ryan Blythe
  • On February 10, 2021
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How to Get a Welding Job

So, you have decided to become a welder. An ancient trade that started in the bronze age, welding is everywhere in our economy and is expected to be a fast-growing trade for many years to come. From cars to trains, ships to bridges, welding can take you anywhere in the world. Welding is essential to […]
  • Posted by Ryan Blythe
  • On December 14, 2020
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