Mar 2, 2011

FVCC to Host Open House of New Libby Campus Welding Trailer

Flathead Valley Community College will host an open house March 9 for residents of Lincoln County to view the new welding trailer housed at the college’s Lincoln County Campus in Libby.

The tractor trailer containing 10 welding stations is being utilized to train Libby residents and others in Lincoln County to become American Welding Society certified welders through a new welding program Flathead Valley Community College launched at its Libby campus in January. 

The college has collapsed the two-semester program into an accelerated 20-week schedule.  Those who pass the program will be certified welders and eligible to be considered for employment at Stinger Welding Inc. in Libby.  Stinger projects to potentially hire as many as 150 welders by fall 2012.

The open house will take place at the college’s campus in Libby March 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  A brief program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in room 127.  Tours of the trailer and refreshments will follow.

For more information, call the FVCC Lincoln County Campus at (406) 293-2721.