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At Career College of Northern Nevada, I can gain the hands-on experience you need to start an in-demand career as a welder, cutter, solderer or brazer. Welding professionals can work practically anywhere, from oil pipelines in the beautiful Alaskan wilds to Caribbean cruise ships to New York City skyscrapers. At Career College of Northern Nevada, they partner with local employers to build their curriculum and ensure I gain the skills I need to thrive in this exciting field. Skilled welders are an essential part of many industries. From construction and oil/gas to transportation and manufacturing, they’re in-demand everywhere in the world. I can learn the skills I need to get started in this field at CCNN, where I’ll train on real-world equipment under the guidance of expert instructors.

Education

Career College of Northern Nevada

Trade School
2021 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Construction Trades, Other

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Trade School

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Construction Trades, Other
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Construction

    • Dream career goals:

      Welder

    • Organic Farmer

      New Harvest Farm
      2018 – 20213 years

    Sports

    Snowboarding

    Club
    2021 – Present3 years

    Research

    • Organic Farming

      New Harvest Farm — Farmer
      2018 – 2021

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Love Thy Farmer Dinner — Chef
      2015 – 2018
    • Volunteering

      Habitat for Humanity — Volunteer
      1999 – Present

    Future Interests

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Act Locally Scholarship
    Clean living is important for a healthy lifestyle and the environment. I only eat organic, non-gmo, whole foods. I think twice before shopping, make sure my big purchases have big environmental benefits, go plastic-free, boycott products that endanger wildlife, pay attention to labels, be water wise, drive less, drive green, green my home, choose wild energy, take extinction off my plate, choose to have a smaller family, and use my voice and my vote.
    Living Well Scholarship
    Clean living is important for a healthy lifestyle and the environment. I only eat organic, non-gmo, whole foods. I think twice before shopping, make sure my big purchases have big environmental benefits, go plastic-free, boycott products that endanger wildlife, pay attention to labels, be water wise, drive less, drive green, green my home, choose wild energy, take extinction off my plate, choose to have a smaller family, and use my voice and my vote.
    Your Health Journey Scholarship
    I eat more vegetables. A 2010 analysis Trusted Source of prospective studies suggests consuming more veggies and fruit is associated with lower rise of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and premature death. I eat one unprocessed vegetable or fruit at every meal I swap in whole grains. I replace refined grains with whole grains to benefit my health. In a small 2017 study Trusted Source, 81 men and postmenopausal women were divided into two groups. Half followed a diet that contained whole grains, and the other half followed a diet that was calorically the same but contained refined grains. After 6 weeks, the whole grain group increased their resting metabolic rate (RMR). RMR is how many calories your body burns at rest. Research from 2016 Trusted Source and 2020Trusted Source link consuming more whole grains with reduced risk of diabetes, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. I replace one refined grain each day with a whole grain — maybe it’s your breakfast toast or the pilaf I make with dinner. I include whole grains such as--plain oats, whole grain bread and pasta, brown and wild rice, buckwheat, bulgur wheat, millet, barley, spelt, quinoa, and farro. I am more active with exercise or workouts. I walk, go for a bike ride, take dancing lessons, practice martial arts, or try a workout class online. I aim for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. I maintain friendships. Strong relationships and staying in communication with friends and loved ones can support mental health. Similarly, research Trusted Source suggests feeling isolated is associated with an increased risk of poor self-rated health and depression. It is also associated with various health problems, like headaches, palpitations, and lower back, neck, or shoulder pain. I control stress. Chronic stress puts your body into fight-or-flight mode all the time. This taxes your immune system and makes you more susceptible to health problems, including: heart disease, diabetes, digestive problems, depression, high blood pressure, anxiety, and difficulty sleeping. Mindfulness practices — like meditation, deep breathing, journaling, or spending time in nature — can help to lower stress. Talking to friends can also help.
    Learner Higher Education Scholarship
    When you learn how to become a welder, you aren’t just setting yourself up for one type of job. Upon your graduation, you’ll be qualified to work as a professional welder in a variety of industries. Fields in which you could have a career after you’ve earned your education include: Construction Energy Oil and gas Manufacturing Automotive Industrial maintenance I chose a career in welding because it’s easy to get into with a two-year certification program and no prior experience. There’s a huge demand for welders and it’s easy to climb the ladder It pays well. Entry-level welders earn $40,000 a year on average, and the increase continues regularly, up to between $50,000 to $500,000 with experience in a good field. You can travel the world as a welder. It’s easy to pick up side work if you need extra income. It’s easy to start your own business. It’s enjoyable work. You learn valuable skills to use outside work. The welding industry is so diverse with a wide variety of jobs, such as working on bridges, buildings, pressure vessels, and heat exchangers, to name a few. Additionally, there are opportunities available across many exciting industries, including construction, engineering, automobile, and aerospace. Welding is a very rewarding and challenging career that is extremely important for industry and construction. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates welding jobs will grow 4% over the next several years. This means there will be plenty of job opportunities to choose from. Welders don’t have to worry about being stuck in a cubicle. While the working conditions are often physically demanding, those who enjoy working in various settings, both indoors and outdoors, enjoy working at different locations.
    Michael Rudometkin Memorial Scholarship
    As a welder, I can help with social causes such as poverty and homelessness by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. To build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter, Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. They believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. It partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With my support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through their 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.
    Alexis Potts Passion Project Scholarship
    When you learn how to become a welder, you aren’t just setting yourself up for one type of job. Upon your graduation, you’ll be qualified to work as a professional welder in a variety of industries. Fields in which you could have a career after you’ve earned your education include: Construction Energy Oil and gas Manufacturing Automotive Industrial maintenance I chose a career in welding because it’s easy to get into with a two-year certification program and no prior experience. There’s a huge demand for welders and it’s easy to climb the ladder It pays well. Entry-level welders earn $40,000 a year on average, and the increase continues regularly, up to between $50,000 to $500,000 with experience in a good field. You can travel the world as a welder. It’s easy to pick up side work if you need extra income. It’s easy to start your own business. It’s enjoyable work. You learn valuable skills to use outside work. The welding industry is so diverse with a wide variety of jobs, such as working on bridges, buildings, pressure vessels, and heat exchangers, to name a few. Additionally, there are opportunities available across many exciting industries, including construction, engineering, automobile, and aerospace. Welding is a very rewarding and challenging career that is extremely important for industry and construction. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates welding jobs will grow 4% over the next several years. This means there will be plenty of job opportunities to choose from. Welders don’t have to worry about being stuck in a cubicle. While the working conditions are often physically demanding, those who enjoy working in various settings, both indoors and outdoors, enjoy working at different locations.
    Ethel Hayes Destigmatization of Mental Health Scholarship
    I overcame opiate addiction. I lost my job, my girlfriend, and my apartment. I got professional help including medication and overcame my addiction by getting emotional support from a peer, developing effective strategies for behavior change, leaning practical skills to manage my addiction, translating goals into action, addressing barriers holding me back, improving my relationships, and getting extra support after a setback. I learned to surround myself with supportive people, find new hobbies, exercise, volunteer, eat well, talk it out, meditate, and seek professional help. I am stronger now and ready to embark on a new career as a Welder after I graduate from trade school.
    Lost Dreams Awaken Scholarship
    I overcame opiate addiction. I lost my job, my girlfriend, and my apartment. I got professional help including medication and overcame my addiction by getting emotional support from a peer, developing effective strategies for behavior change, leaning practical skills to manage my addiction, translating goals into action, addressing barriers holding me back, improving my relationships, and getting extra support after a setback. I learned to surround myself with supportive people, find new hobbies, exercise, volunteer, eat well, talk it out, meditate, and seek professional help. I am stronger now and ready to embark on a new career as a Welder after I graduate from trade school.
    Robert F. Lawson Fund for Careers that Care
    When you learn how to become a welder, you aren’t just setting yourself up for one type of job. Upon your graduation, you’ll be qualified to work as a professional welder in a variety of industries. Fields in which you could have a career after you’ve earned your education include: Construction Energy Oil and gas Manufacturing Automotive Industrial maintenance I chose a career in welding because it’s easy to get into with a two-year certification program and no prior experience. There’s a huge demand for welders and it’s easy to climb the ladder It pays well. Entry-level welders earn $40,000 a year on average, and the increase continues regularly, up to between $50,000 to $500,000 with experience in a good field. You can travel the world as a welder. It’s easy to pick up side work if you need extra income. It’s easy to start your own business. It’s enjoyable work. You learn valuable skills to use outside work. The welding industry is so diverse with a wide variety of jobs, such as working on bridges, buildings, pressure vessels, and heat exchangers, to name a few. Additionally, there are opportunities available across many exciting industries, including construction, engineering, automobile, and aerospace. Welding is a very rewarding and challenging career that is extremely important for industry and construction. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates welding jobs will grow 4% over the next several years. This means there will be plenty of job opportunities to choose from. Welders don’t have to worry about being stuck in a cubicle. While the working conditions are often physically demanding, those who enjoy working in various settings, both indoors and outdoors, enjoy working at different locations. As a welder, I can help with social causes such as poverty and homelessness by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. To build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter, Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. They believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. It partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With my support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through their 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.
    Trudgers Fund
    Overcoming adversity and hardships of all shapes and sizes are often what help us to build resiliency. In 500 words or less, tell us about a time that you encountered an obstacle or challenge. How did you navigate this situation, and what lessons did you learn from it? I overcame opiate addiction. I lost my job, my girlfriend, and my apartment. I got professional help including medication and overcame my addiction by getting emotional support from a peer, developing effective strategies for behavior change, leaning practical skills to manage my addiction, translating goals into action, addressing barriers holding me back, improving my relationships, and getting extra support after a setback. I learned to surround myself with supportive people, find new hobbies, exercise, volunteer, eat well, talk it out, meditate, and seek professional help. I am stronger now and ready to embark on a new career as a Welder after I graduate from trade school.
    Mind, Body, & Soul Scholarship
    I am excited about learning a trade--Welding and becoming self-sufficient so that I can support myself and my son. I plan to get regular exercise. I spend 30 minutes walking my dog every day to help boost my mood and improve my health. I eat healthy, organic, regular meals and stay hydrated. A balanced diet and plenty of water can improve my energy and focus throughout the day. Also, I limit caffeinated beverages such as soft drinks or coffee. I make sleep a priority. I stick to a schedule, and make sure I'm getting enough sleep. Blue light from devices and screens can make it harder to fall asleep, so I reduce blue light exposure from my phone or computer before bedtime. I try a relaxing activity .I explore relaxation or wellness programs or apps, which may incorporate meditation, muscle relaxation, or breathing exercises. I schedule regular times for these and other healthy activities I enjoy such as journaling. I set goals and priorities. I decide what must get done now and what can wait. I learn to say no to new tasks if I start to feel like I'm taking on too much. I try to be mindful of what I have accomplished at the end of the day, not what I have been unable to do. I practice gratitude. I remind myself daily of things I'm grateful for. I try to be specific and write them down at night, or replay them in my mind. I focus on positivity and identify and challenge my negative and unhelpful thoughts. I stay connected by reaching out to my friends or family members who can provide emotional support and practical help.
    Larry D Parker Sr.’s Legacy Scholarship
    When you learn how to become a welder, you aren’t just setting yourself up for one type of job. Upon your graduation, you’ll be qualified to work as a professional welder in a variety of industries. Fields in which you could have a career after you’ve earned your education include: Construction Energy Oil and gas Manufacturing Automotive Industrial maintenance I chose a career in welding because it’s easy to get into with a two year certification program and no prior experience. There’s a huge demand for welders and it’s easy to climb the ladder It pays well. Entry-level welders earn $40,000 a year on average, and the increase continues regularly, up to between $50,000 to $500,000 with experience in a good field. You can travel the world as a welder. It’s easy to pick up side work if you need extra income. It’s easy to start your own business. It’s enjoyable work. You learn valuable skills to use outside work.The welding industry is so diverse with a wide variety of jobs, such as working on bridges, buildings, pressure vessels, and heat exchangers, to name a few. Additionally, there are opportunities available across many exciting industries, including construction, engineering, automobile, and aerospace. Welding is a very rewarding and challenging career that is extremely important for industry and construction. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates welding jobs will grow 4% over the next several years. This means there will be plenty of job opportunities to choose from. Welders don’t have to worry about being stuck in a cubicle. While the working conditions are often physically demanding, those who enjoy working in various settings, both indoors and outdoors, enjoy working at different locations. As a welder, I can help with social causes such as poverty and homelessness by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. To build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter, Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. They believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. It partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With my support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through their 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.
    Overcoming the Impact of Alcoholism and Addiction
    Battling a substance use disorder (SUD) is viewed by many as a personal experience. Because harmful substances have devastating effects on the user, many may not take into consideration the other people involved. Spouses, children, and parents may all be impacted by the way addiction affects the family. Addiction affects not only the person with the substance use disorder, but everyone around them as well. According to Psychology Today, 1 in 5 children grows up in a home where a parent abuses drugs or alcohol. Witnessing the trauma of a parent suffering from addiction at a young age has long-term effects on the child. Children who grow up seeing a parent addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to develop SUDs in their adulthood. They are also 3 times more likely to be neglected or physically and/or sexually abused. Seeing a parent on drugs often invokes distressing emotions which not only create delays in learning and development but can also lead to pronged mental and emotional disorders. Since children are still developing their personalities and are vulnerable to external influences, they run the risk of repeating such behaviors. Children may be exposed to aggression or violent behavior due to a parent’s drinking. Arguments between parents may be normal, causing the child emotional distress as they witness family members fighting. Early exposure to a home divided by drug use can cause a child to feel emotionally and physically neglected and unsafe. As a result, they can become more mentally and emotionally unstable. Children may develop extreme guilt and self-blame for a parent’s substance abuse. They may develop feelings of unworthiness or develop dysfunctional attachments in their adulthood. In extreme cases, children can be removed from the home and placed in foster care. When one member is addicted, the family as a whole can be negatively impacted by phenomena such as: Side effects Withdrawal Strained relationships Financial hardships Poor school performance Exposure to other drugs Reckless behavior within the home Stealing money to support a habit Running away from home Causing parental grief SUDs can take a toll on family members and on the individual struggling with addiction. Luckily, there is help available. Treatment providers can answer questions that family members may have. Various facilities allow sober relatives to visit family members in rehab to receive counseling and maintain relationships. Patients can heal with therapy options, medication, and support from professionals.
    Sean Carroll's Mindscape Big Picture Scholarship
    Humans are driven to explore the unknown, discover new worlds, push the boundaries of our scientific and technical limits, and then push further. The intangible desire to explore and challenge the boundaries of what we know and where we have been has provided benefits to our society for centuries. Human space exploration helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe and the history of our solar system. Through addressing the challenges related to human space exploration we expand technology, create new industries, and help to foster a peaceful connection with other nations. Curiosity and exploration are vital to the human spirit and accepting the challenge of going deeper into space will invite the citizens of the world today and the generations of tomorrow to join NASA on this exciting journey. This is the beginning of a new era in space exploration in which NASA has been challenged to develop systems and capabilities required to explore beyond low-Earth orbit, including destinations such as translunar space, near-Earth asteroids and eventually Mars. NASA will use the International Space Station as a test-bed and stepping stone for the challenging journey ahead. By building upon what we learn there we will prepare astronauts for the challenges of long-duration flight and the permanent expansion of human exploration beyond where we have been before. Explorers may visit near-Earth asteroids where we may get answers to the questions humans have always asked. Visiting an asteroid will provide valuable mission experience and prepare us for the next steps–possibly for the first humans to step on Mars. Robotic exploration continues to deliver profound answers about our Universe by visiting far-off destinations, providing reconnaissance and collecting scientific data. When combining both human and robotic exploration methods we will use technology and our senses to increase our ability to observe, adapt, and uncover new knowledge. The first step in embarking on a long and challenging journey involves laying solid groundwork for a successful endeavor. The International Space Station serves as a national laboratory for human health, biological, and materials research, as a technology test-bed, and as a stepping stone for going further into the solar system. On the International Space Station we will improve and learn new ways to ensure astronauts are safe, healthy and productive while exploring, and we will continue expand our knowledge about how materials and biological systems behave outside of the influence of gravity.
    Gourmet Foods International Culinary Scholarship
    Farm to Table: A Movement for Local and Organic Food The farm to table movement has been growing for years, and since its beginning, people have wondered if it's simply a passing fad or a new mainstay in the restaurant industry. Years later, farm to table is still going strong, so we can safely assume that it's here to stay. Because of its incredible growth and popularity, it's important that restaurant owners understand what the farm to table movement is, its history, and the pros and cons of opening a farm to table establishment. Farm to table, also known as farm to fork, can be defined as a social movement where restaurants source their ingredients from local farms, usually through direct acquisition from a farmer. Most traditional restaurants get their produce from other parts of the country or around the world. These ingredients need to be shipped long distances, and as a result, they are usually picked before they are ripe to lengthen their lifespan, or they are frozen to prevent spoiling. All of this results in food that is bland and less nutritious. On the other hand, farm to fork restaurants get their food from local farms, so the food is picked at peak freshness and is bursting with flavors and vitamins. Because the produce is usually very flavorful, many farm to table operations don't dress their food up with complex sauces and overpowering flavors, instead preferring to let the freshness and flavor of the food speak for itself. The roots of the farm to fork trend stretch back to the 1960s and 70s when Americans became increasingly dissatisfied with processed foods that they found bland. One of the first farm to table restaurants that opened up was Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California in 1971. Chez Panisse was opened by Chef Alice Waters, who wanted to use produce from local organic farms because it was more flavorful and fresh than produce used by other restaurants. Chez Panisse became very successful, and the farm to table movement began to grow steadily during the late decades of the 20th century. But, the movement didn't explode in popularity until the 2000s when farm to table places started to open up in cities like Boulder, Colorado and Seattle, Washington. Nowadays, you can find farm to fork restaurants in cities all across the country. The farm to table movement has had a huge impact on the foodservice industry and how restaurants source and prepare their food. Here are some of the main benefits of farm to fork: Farm to fork helps to boost the local economy and support local farmers. Because farm to table restaurants deal directly with the farmer, you can be sure that the money spent is going directly to helping farmers grow their businesses and fuel the local economy. Both the restaurant and farmer benefit from farm to table. The restaurant gets delicious and fresh produce, and the farmer gets recognition for their hard work as well as guaranteed business. Additionally, farm to fork restaurants that have a close relationship with one particular farm can usually request that they plant certain foods. Serving farm to table food at your restaurant is an excellent way to make local and organic food more available to your community. Farm to fork is an extremely popular trend, and associating your restaurant with the trend can help bring in customers and create excitement about your menu. It can help the environment. The produce doesn't have to be shipped long distances, meaning less time on a truck and fewer greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere.
    Calvin C. Donelson Memorial Scholarship
    What trade are you looking to pursue and who inspired you to go into your trade? Welding I was inspired by a close friend. Skilled welders are an essential part of many industries. From construction and oil/gas to transportation and manufacturing, they’re in-demand everywhere in the world. I can learn the skills I need to get started in this field at CCNN, where I’ll train on real-world equipment under the guidance of expert instructors. At Career College of Northern Nevada, I can gain the hands-on experience I need to start an in-demand career as a welder, cutter, solderer or brazer. Welding professionals can work practically anywhere, from oil pipelines in the beautiful Alaskan wilds to Caribbean cruise ships to New York City skyscrapers. At Career College of Northern Nevada, they partner with local employers to build our curriculum and ensure you gain the skills you need to thrive in this exciting field. Upon completion of your welding training at CCNN, I should have a solid foundation to launch your career from, thanks to courses like: Manufacturing Tools and Operations Math for Manufacturing and Fabrication Introduction to Welding Print Reading Computer Fundamentals for the Trades Computer Assisted Design and Drafting A career in welding and fabrication allows you to work practically anywhere. When we think about welding, we often don't realize how this industry impacts the world around us. Welding is an essential component of many industries such as the automotive industry, the construction industry, the aviation industry, and more. Without this form of metal work, so many things, including many buildings, gates, and fences, small kitchen appliances, vehicles - and even space travel - would not exist. 70 percent of all manufactured products are made with the skills of welders! This data in and of itself is solid evidence of welding's importance to our country's economic health, keeping the United States strong both domestically and internationally. According to American Welding Society President David McQuaid, by the year 2025, the U.S. will be faced with a shortage of more than 400,000 welding professionals. While the issue of a shortage of welders has been known, the estimated extent of the shortage seems to have increased significantly over the past few years. A study discussed at Emsi found that the connection between welding and economic strength will continue to keep educated welders in high demand. This means that, if you're excited about this industry and all the opportunities it offers, now is a fantastic time to start a welding training program and get certified as a welder! The phrase “Made in the USA” is not a simple marketing ploy. It is a proud statement that understands the many benefits of purchasing goods produced in this country. America is active in many markets, including automotive, electronics, aeronautics, and medical technology. All of this demand a skilled and educated workforce, particularly those with knowledge and experience in all types of welding. Career College of Northern Nevada Welding understands the importance of welding in current markets and is prepared to educate, train, and produce top rated welders with quality welding classes and hands-on training.
    Parker Holder Memorial Scholarship
    Skilled welders are an essential part of many industries. From construction and oil/gas to transportation and manufacturing, they’re in-demand everywhere in the world. I can learn the skills I need to get started in this field at CCNN, where I’ll train on real-world equipment under the guidance of expert instructors. At Career College of Northern Nevada, I can gain the hands-on experience I need to start an in-demand career as a welder, cutter, solderer or brazer. Welding professionals can work practically anywhere, from oil pipelines in the beautiful Alaskan wilds to Caribbean cruise ships to New York City skyscrapers. At Career College of Northern Nevada, they partner with local employers to build our curriculum and ensure you gain the skills you need to thrive in this exciting field. Upon completion of your welding training at CCNN, I should have a solid foundation to launch your career from, thanks to courses like: Manufacturing Tools and Operations Math for Manufacturing and Fabrication Introduction to Welding Print Reading Computer Fundamentals for the Trades Computer Assisted Design and Drafting A career in welding and fabrication allows you to work practically anywhere. When we think about welding, we often don't realize how this industry impacts the world around us. Welding is an essential component of many industries such as the automotive industry, the construction industry, the aviation industry, and more. Without this form of metal work, so many things, including many buildings, gates, and fences, small kitchen appliances, vehicles - and even space travel - would not exist. 70 percent of all manufactured products are made with the skills of welders! This data in and of itself is solid evidence of welding's importance to our country's economic health, keeping the United States strong both domestically and internationally. According to American Welding Society President David McQuaid, by the year 2025, the U.S. will be faced with a shortage of more than 400,000 welding professionals. While the issue of a shortage of welders has been known, the estimated extent of the shortage seems to have increased significantly over the past few years. A study discussed at Emsi found that the connection between welding and economic strength will continue to keep educated welders in high demand. This means that, if you're excited about this industry and all the opportunities it offers, now is a fantastic time to start a welding training program and get certified as a welder! America has its share of struggles, but it always seems to bounce back. It survives off a strong will, strong back, and a strong belief in what this country can do. In line with this trend, the current economic downturn is being pushed back by the manufacturing industries. The fact that seventy percent of all manufactured products are made with the skills of welders is proof of welding’s importance across the country. A recent study discussed at EconomicModeling.com found that this connection between welding and economic strength will continue to keep educated welders in high demand. The phrase “Made in the USA” is not a simple marketing ploy. It is a proud statement that understands the many benefits of purchasing goods produced in this country. America is active in many markets, including automotive, electronics, aeronautics, and medical technology. All of this demand a skilled and educated workforce, particularly those with knowledge and experience in all types of welding. Career College of Northern Nevada Welding understands the importance of welding in current markets and is prepared to educate, train, and produce top rated welders with quality welding classes and hands-on training.
    Uniball's Skilled Trades Scholarship
    What trade are you pursuing and why are you passionate about it? Welding Skilled welders are an essential part of many industries. From construction and oil/gas to transportation and manufacturing, they’re in-demand everywhere in the world. I can learn the skills I need to get started in this field at CCNN, where I’ll train on real-world equipment under the guidance of expert instructors. At Career College of Northern Nevada, I can gain the hands-on experience I need to start an in-demand career as a welder, cutter, solderer or brazer. Welding professionals can work practically anywhere, from oil pipelines in the beautiful Alaskan wilds to Caribbean cruise ships to New York City skyscrapers. At Career College of Northern Nevada, they partner with local employers to build our curriculum and ensure you gain the skills you need to thrive in this exciting field. Upon completion of your welding training at CCNN, I should have a solid foundation to launch your career from, thanks to courses like: Manufacturing Tools and Operations Math for Manufacturing and Fabrication Introduction to Welding Print Reading Computer Fundamentals for the Trades Computer Assisted Design and Drafting A career in welding and fabrication allows you to work practically anywhere. When we think about welding, we often don't realize how this industry impacts the world around us. Welding is an essential component of many industries such as the automotive industry, the construction industry, the aviation industry, and more. Without this form of metal work, so many things, including many buildings, gates, and fences, small kitchen appliances, vehicles - and even space travel - would not exist. 70 percent of all manufactured products are made with the skills of welders! This data in and of itself is solid evidence of welding's importance to our country's economic health, keeping the United States strong both domestically and internationally. According to American Welding Society President David McQuaid, by the year 2025, the U.S. will be faced with a shortage of more than 400,000 welding professionals. While the issue of a shortage of welders has been known, the estimated extent of the shortage seems to have increased significantly over the past few years. A study discussed at Emsi found that the connection between welding and economic strength will continue to keep educated welders in high demand. This means that, if you're excited about this industry and all the opportunities it offers, now is a fantastic time to start a welding training program and get certified as a welder! America has its share of struggles, but it always seems to bounce back. It survives off a strong will, strong back, and a strong belief in what this country can do. In line with this trend, the current economic downturn is being pushed back by the manufacturing industries. The fact that seventy percent of all manufactured products are made with the skills of welders is proof of welding’s importance across the country. A recent study discussed at EconomicModeling.com found that this connection between welding and economic strength will continue to keep educated welders in high demand. What are your future plans after your trade education? I hope to be a well-established welder with my own business. Describe a time in your life when you overcame adversity? How did you work through it? I overcame depression through psychotherapy and medication.
    Lynn Welding Next Generation in Welding Scholarship
    Skilled welders are an essential part of many industries. From construction and oil/gas to transportation and manufacturing, they’re in-demand everywhere in the world. I can learn the skills I need to get started in this field at CCNN, where I’ll train on real-world equipment under the guidance of expert instructors. At Career College of Northern Nevada, I can gain the hands-on experience I need to start an in-demand career as a welder, cutter, solderer or brazer. Welding professionals can work practically anywhere, from oil pipelines in the beautiful Alaskan wilds to Caribbean cruise ships to New York City skyscrapers. At Career College of Northern Nevada, they partner with local employers to build our curriculum and ensure you gain the skills you need to thrive in this exciting field. Upon completion of your welding training at CCNN, I should have a solid foundation to launch your career from, thanks to courses like: Manufacturing Tools and Operations Math for Manufacturing and Fabrication Introduction to Welding Print Reading Computer Fundamentals for the Trades Computer Assisted Design and Drafting A career in welding and fabrication allows you to work practically anywhere. When we think about welding, we often don't realize how this industry impacts the world around us. Welding is an essential component of many industries such as the automotive industry, the construction industry, the aviation industry, and more. Without this form of metal work, so many things, including many buildings, gates, and fences, small kitchen appliances, vehicles - and even space travel - would not exist. 70 percent of all manufactured products are made with the skills of welders! This data in and of itself is solid evidence of welding's importance to our country's economic health, keeping the United States strong both domestically and internationally. According to American Welding Society President David McQuaid, by the year 2025, the U.S. will be faced with a shortage of more than 400,000 welding professionals. While the issue of a shortage of welders has been known, the estimated extent of the shortage seems to have increased significantly over the past few years. A study discussed at Emsi found that the connection between welding and economic strength will continue to keep educated welders in high demand. This means that, if you're excited about this industry and all the opportunities it offers, now is a fantastic time to start a welding training program and get certified as a welder! America has its share of struggles, but it always seems to bounce back. It survives off a strong will, strong back, and a strong belief in what this country can do. In line with this trend, the current economic downturn is being pushed back by the manufacturing industries. The fact that seventy percent of all manufactured products are made with the skills of welders is proof of welding’s importance across the country. A recent study discussed at EconomicModeling.com found that this connection between welding and economic strength will continue to keep educated welders in high demand. The phrase “Made in the USA” is not a simple marketing ploy. It is a proud statement that understands the many benefits of purchasing goods produced in this country. America is active in many markets, including automotive, electronics, aeronautics, and medical technology. All of this demand a skilled and educated workforce, particularly those with knowledge and experience in all types of welding. Career College of Northern Nevada Welding understands the importance of welding in current markets and is prepared to educate, train, and produce top rated welders with quality welding classes and hands-on training.
    Bold Science Matters Scholarship
    The Covid-19 vaccine The development of the Covid-19 vaccines is actually part of the science news of 2020, but it is in 2021 that they were rolled out. The Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines were rolled out for emergency use for adults in record time last December, followed by Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot vaccine in February 2021. The Covid-19 vaccine has now become available for children as young as five. The fastest vaccine development-to-deployment period before this was the Mumps vaccine in the 1960s and that took four years. This vaccine has saved millions of lives around the world and put an end to a worldwide pandemic. Malaria is still one of the most dangerous diseases on the planet that kills around half a million people annually. Over half of those are children under the age of five. The World Health Organization (WHO) in October approved the world’s first malaria vaccine for kids, which is also the first vaccine against any parasitic disease. Mosquirix—the brand name of the drug—cost more than USD 750 million to develop and test since 1987. The new vaccine fights the deadliest of five malaria pathogens and is delivered in a series of four injections. This science breakthrough could prevent around 5.3 million malaria cases every year.
    Slater Miller Memorial Fund
    Winner
    When you learn how to become a welder, you aren’t just setting yourself up for one type of job. Upon your graduation, you’ll be qualified to work as a professional welder in a variety of industries. Fields in which you could have a career after you’ve earned your education include: Construction Energy Oil and gas Manufacturing Automotive Industrial maintenance I chose a career in welding because it’s easy to get into with a two year certification program and no prior experience. There’s a huge demand for welders and it’s easy to climb the ladder It pays well. Entry-level welders earn $40,000 a year on average, and the increase continues regularly, up to between $50,000 to $500,000 with experience in a good field. You can travel the world as a welder. It’s easy to pick up side work if you need extra income. It’s easy to start your own business. It’s enjoyable work. You learn valuable skills to use outside work.The welding industry is so diverse with a wide variety of jobs, such as working on bridges, buildings, pressure vessels, and heat exchangers, to name a few. Additionally, there are opportunities available across many exciting industries, including construction, engineering, automobile, and aerospace. Welding is a very rewarding and challenging career that is extremely important for industry and construction. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates welding jobs will grow 4% over the next several years. This means there will be plenty of job opportunities to choose from. Welders don’t have to worry about being stuck in a cubicle. While the working conditions are often physically demanding, those who enjoy working in various settings, both indoors and outdoors, enjoy working at different locations. As a welder, I can help with social causes such as poverty and homelessness by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. To build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter, Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. They believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. It partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With my support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through their 2020 Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.
    Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship
    Creativity Successful people tend to be creative. This doesn't mean that every successful person is an artist or a writer. Successful people think in creative ways and don't allow themselves to be constrained by a conventional path. Being successful requires this trait because it allows you to create new ideas and develop solutions for whatever challenges you may face. Creativity also makes you stand out from others, which can help you reach specific goals, such as being chosen for a promotion or hired for a new job.
    Bold Climate Changemakers Scholarship
    Make your voice heard by those in power. Eat less meat and dairy. Cut back on flying. Leave the car at home. Reduce your energy use, and bills. Respect and protect green spaces. Invest your money responsibly. Cut consumption – and waste.