Welding an Example of Industry 2.0
There are significant career opportunities in welding all over the nation. Our own communities have a lot of these needs. These are skilled trades that compensate well. Welding professionals are very important to many businesses, and great careers for people with those aspirations. This session is sponsored by Gateway Technical College. Industry and Education experts will host a one-hour, panel discussion on welding. The objective is to introduce the topic to people interested in Welding as a career whether they are currently in school or considering a career change. Discussions will also cover the new trends and concepts in welding that you and your company will be interested to know. The final point will be to cover the career opportunities and the education required to make that a career.
Moderated by John Zehren
What will be covered?
- Panelist Introduction and Welding Overview
- Welding and its connection to technology
- Welding Programs in Education
- Welding Careers and Possibility
- Welding as it applies to Industry and Entrepreneurship
- Panelist to answer Viewer Questions
How to attend?
There are two ways to attend the workshop.
- John ZehrenFab Lab Technician at Gateway Industrial Design Fab Lab
As Fab Lab Coordinator, John establishes and deploys outreach and interdisciplinary projects for instructors. He also conducts outreach both in schools and business. His focus is the integration of digital technology in fabrication, and how it can be applied in all disciplines.
- Kyle Worzalawelding instructor at the Gateway Technical Collage
Kyle is an AWS member and works as a Welding Consultant. Kyle’s accomplishments include working as a Wisconsin State Weld Test Conductor, teaching Welding at the Elkhorn Area School district, instructs at local colleges, and offers private welding consultation. Kyle’s qualifications include WI State Weld Test Conductor, Certified AWS Welder, Certified AWS Welding Inspector, Certified AWS Welding Educator.
- Raymond Koukari Jr. Dean School of Manufacturing, Engineering, and Information Technology and Dean of Campus Affairs - SC Johnson iMET CenterRaymond Koukari Jr.Dean School of Manufacturing, Engineering, and Information Technology and Dean of Campus Affairs - SC Johnson iMET Center
Ray Koukari, Jr is the Dean of Academic Affairs for the SC Johnson iMET Center and the Dean School of Manufacturing, Engineering, and Information Technology. Ray started his career at Gateway as an adjunct faculty member teaching IT courses. He became a full-time faculty member in August 2004,
teaching IT on the Racine campus. In January 2008 his accepted a position as Associate Dean of Business and IT. In July 2009, he was promoted to the Dean of Business and IT. In January 2018, Ray became the Dean School of Manufacturing, Engineering, and Information Technology. This new position was created to address the changes in the Manufacturing and arrival of Foxconn.
Prior to joining Gateway, Ray was the chair of the IT programs for the University of Phoenix, Waukesha Campus in Wisconsin as well as a faculty member teaching strategic planning at the graduate level for six years. He spent 25 years in the IT field working his way up from a computer keypunch, computer operator, network administrator, programmer, manager, director, and CIO.
Ray is a veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years obtaining the rank of staff sergeant. Ray holds an MBA degree in Financial Controls from Regent University, which he earned in 1999.
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