ERIC Number: ED255650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-4
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of Submerged Arc Welding Training. Final Report.
Bowick, Earl; Todd, John
A unit on submerged arc welding (SAW) was developed and integrated into the welding program at Seattle Central Community College (Washington) during the period December 1983 through May 1984. During this time, 10 major users of SAW in the area were contacted and mailed questionnaires. Follow up consisted of telephone calls and personal contact as necessary. From the responses gathered, behavioral objectives were formulated. Equipment possibilities were investigated and the Union Carbide LINDE unit was chosen. The LINDE unit was installed and put in use after a half-day training session provided by the manufacturer. Four students who were high achievers in the welding course were introduced to SAW, instructed in the use of the process and of the particular equipment, and given a short reading assignment. They then used the equipment in the SAW process. Seven other students then were trained in the process. As a result of this project, submerged arc welding is now a viable part of the training program at Seattle Central Community College, the staff is more up-to-date with current technology, a new member of industry is joining the advisory committee, and vital supportive links with industry have been established. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Seattle Central Community Coll., WA.