Apr 15, 2015 7:06 PM
The Butte College welding program is getting some national attention. The program was one of nine career programs from around the country that was named one of the best technical careers that education has to offer.
The "Excellence in Action" award was given to Butte College because of their business partnerships, course work, and job placement opportunities. According to the department chair, Don Robinson, Butte College stands out because of their close relationship with local high schools.
"Students can take college prep courses at the high school, articulate here and finish the program and go straight into a skilled workforce." says Don Robinson.
Last year everyone who finished the year-long course got a job in the industry. Robinson says hopefully this award will help show local businesses what the program offers and create new partnerships in the near future.
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